The Phillies announced today that J.A. Happ will miss his scheduled start Wednesday in Atlanta, because of soreness in his left elbow.
The team said that an MRI exam showed "a very mild flexor pronator muscle strain," and that Happ is expected to throw a bullpen session on Thursday. Because the Phillies are off today, they can bring Roy Halladay and Jamie Moyer back on normal rest to pitch Wednesday and Thursday against the Braves. They'll need another starter Saturday in Arizona.
Pitching depth is an issue for the Phillies, with Joe Blanton on the disabled list.