Happ's had a dreadful Spring Training, at one time batting just over .100 with a .303 OPS. Because of this, the unthinkable has occurred, and Happ is being sent to Triple-A to start the season.
Ian Happ starting the season at Triple A, per Maddon— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) March 23, 2019
Happ is notoriously streaky, and some time in the minor leagues ought to do him some good as he tries to find his swing. At this juncture, the mental fatigue of such a pronounced slump is starting to take its toll on Happ.
I wrote earlier this spring that Ian Happ's slow spring may get him sent to AAA. I thought it wasn't a huge possibility, but here we are. David Bote and Mark Zagunis have played very well. https://t.co/Xhk15tPzZu— Sean Holland (@sth85) March 23, 2019