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J.A. Happ contracts “mild case” of hand, foot, and mouth disease

Last week, Major League Baseball saw their first seasonal case of hand, foot, and mouth disease when Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was placed on the 10-day disabled list. However, Syndergaard wasn’t the only New York starter to contract the disease.

According to George A. King of the New York Post, lefty J.A. Happ contracted a “very mild case” of hand, foot, and mouth disease and was promptly sent to New York Presbyterian Hospital. Happ will not be with the team for tonight’s contest against the Baltimore Orioles.

Cashman wouldn’t rule out Happ starting on Saturday against the Boston Red Sox, but should Happ need to miss his start, the team will have Luis Cessa well rested for Saturday.

Cessa is scheduled to pitch one inning for the Scranton RailRiders tonight.