Happ's Strained Right Oblique 'Feeling Much Better,' Likely Will Make Sunday Start

According to Steve Campbell of the Houston Chronicle, J.A. Happ is feeling better and will presumably avoid any DL stint. 

Campbell recently tweeted:

Astros pitcher J.A. Happ (strained right oblique on Tuesday) is feeling better and plans to make scheduled Sunday start at Philadelphia.

Happ plans to start at Citizens Bank Park; in his last start at Philadelphia, Happ threw six and a third innings and gave up two runs in an Astros win. If he's able to make the Sunday start, he would square off against the pitcher he was traded for: Roy Oswalt. The Astros open up with the Phillies on Friday and will have a three-game series in Philadelphia. 

Astros social media guru Alyson Footer also tweeted that Happ will stretch and throw during batting practice today. Happ's relative healthiness would be a nice stroke of good luck for the Astros, who have already lost Clint Barmes and Jason Castro to injuries in spring training.

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