Yankees activate J.A. Happ, option Chance Adams

NEW YORK - The New York Yankees announced prior to Thursday's series opener against Texas that they have activated LHP J.A. Happ from the 10-day disabled list, and Happ will start Thursday night's game at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees had an open spot on the 25-man roster after optioning RHP Chance Adams to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following Wednesday night's game in Chicago.

Happ, 35, was acquired from Toronto on July 25 and made his first (and so far only) Yankees start on July 29, pitching six innings of one-run ball against Kansas City, but was placed on the disabled list on August 2 (retroactive to July 30) after contracting Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease.

For the season, Happ is 11-6 with a 4.05 ERA in 21 starts.

Adams was called up last Saturday and made his major-league debut in Happ's rotation spot, pitching five innings of three-run ball and taking the loss in a 4-1 Yankees loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park. He had spent the entirety of the season prior to that at Triple-A, going 3-5 with a 4.50 ERA in 21 starts.