Astros option J.A. Happ to minors

Updated: August 6, 2011, 7:16 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros optioned left-hander J.A. Happ to Triple-A Oklahoma City before to Saturday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Happ, who came to Houston in the trade that sent Roy Oswalt to Philadelphia in July 2010, is 4-14 this season and has struggled with a 6.26 ERA in 22 starts. He has allowed five or more runs in eight straight starts.

"I'm disappointed," Happ said. "You never expect to be sent down. Hopefully I can go down and clear my head a little ...

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