From an Ottawa Lynx news release: Lynx starter J.A. Happ has been placed on the disabled list with an elbow injury, retroactive to May 30. Right-hander Jason Anderson has been recalled from Double-A Reading.
Happ, 24, left Wednesday’s start after 3.1 innings and 47 pitches. Rated the 8th-best prospect in the organization by Baseball America, Happ owns a 1-2 record with a 4.09 ERA in 10 starts with the Lynx. The left-hander leads the club in starts and strikeouts.
Collier retires: Lynx outfielder and Beerleaguer favorite Lou Collier announced his retirement today, ending his 14-year professional career.
The 33-year-old finished with a .297 career minor league average spanning 14 seasons and more than 3,800 at-bats. He made his major league debut in 1997 with Pittsburgh and had a .241/.317/.341 career line with eight home runs and 78 runs batted in parts of eight seasons with the Pirates, Brewers, Expos, Red Sox and Phillies. Before coming back to the Phillies, he spent the previous two seasons with the Lucky Goldstar Twins of the Korean League. He has the all-important designation of having the only Wikipedia entry with a Beerleaguer reference. [Link]