NEW YORK – One of the latest additions to the New York Yankees, left-handed pitcher J.A. According to General Manager Brian Cashman, Happ was taken to a local hospital on Tuesday afternoon, where he was diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease.
It is unclear how Happ got infected with the viral disease that usually affects children under the age of five. The only theory the Yankees have is that he got them when they traveled to New York in the last few days after being traded from Toronto last Thursday.
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard goes on the 10-day disability list for recent symptoms of hand, mouth and mouth disease, a viral disease that typically affects children under the age of 5
Cashman said that Happ is still will not be put on the disabled list, though the Yankees will monitor this as it recovers in the coming days. For the time being, Happ is scheduled to race against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Saturday.
If Happ can not return, the Yankees have options for replacement in newly acquired pitcher Lance Lynn, which was traded Monday by Minnesota. Triple A starter Luis Cessa would also be a chance to make Happ's start. To protect themselves from a possible Cessa launch, the Yankees restrict Cessa's excursion for her partner in Scranton / Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday. He will only go one inning.
Cashman has been told that Happ has a "mild" case of the disease, recently signed by New York Mets star pitcher Noah Syndergaard. The Mets right-handers have been on the 10-day disabled list since July 22, but are expected to return on Wednesday.
The Mets believe Syndergaard has received his case of hand, foot and mouth disease while he led a children's camp all-star break. The day after Syndergaard was at the camp, he threw five innings in a Mets win over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Late in the morning, his speed dropped noticeably as he started to feel blisters on his hands.
Happ's Yankees debut also came at Yankee Stadium, where he struck six innings of three beaten balls in a Kansas City Royals win on Sunday
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hand-held, foot-and-mouth and spread the disease when people cough or sneeze. People can also become infected when they come in contact with the bladder fluid of an infected person. Symptoms include fever, mouth ulcers and rash.