• September 21, 2023

Halladay Out 6-8 Weeks

It looks like Roy Halladay’s shoulder problem is indeed serious. The Phillies placed the ace on the 15-day disabled list, and expect him to miss between six to eight weeks with a right latissimus dorsi strain (a muscle in his back shoulder).

Halladay had been having his worst season as a Phillie, going 4-5 with a 3.98 ERA in 11 starts. He had lost some velocity and movement on his pitches, and had been battling shoulder soreness for most of the season. He has been a much less imposing figure on the mound than he’s been in year’s past.

Halladay is third starter to land on the disabled list this season, Vance Worley is currently on DL with elbow soreness, and Cliff Lee has also spent time on the shelf.

The Phillies expect to have Worley (who threw painlessly today) back soon, but they may need to find another starter to fill the void by Halladay in the rotation until Worley returns. Minor league options include the likes of Scott Elarton (5-2 3.44 ERA), Dave Bush,  (4-3 2.61 ERA), and Pat Misch (3-6 5.44 ERA).

The news on Halladay could also prompt the Phillies to seriously jump into the bidding for Roy Oswalt.

Update: Oswalt has signed a deal with the Texas Rangers worth $5 million.


Denny Basens

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May 29, 2012 5:02 pm

Oswalt just signed with the rangers..

May 29, 2012 5:58 pm

GM R Amaro calls Pedro Martinez for one more shot at it …

May 29, 2012 6:09 pm

Phils sign LHP Dontrelle Willis back to give him another shot and also sign
Chan-Ho-Park to late Relief Duty

May 29, 2012 9:13 pm

On e serious note, sorry to hear about Doc on the DL but he has not been right all Season long and at 35 years of age and a thousand’s of Innings thrown in his right arm, this was likely to occur.. Hopeully he can get checked out and heal and give the PHils a boos twhen he returns later in the Summer..
Will he ever be dominant again, maybe, but most lilely not, but a 75% Doc is still good enought to win in MLB.. Will he be able to fulfill his entire Contract as an Elite Pitcher, probably not, but that’s the chance you take when signing Veteran players into their mid-30’s to long-term deals..
Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to one of the games Best Pitchers

May 30, 2012 5:34 am

Horrible news. As soon as I heard the report from Ken Rosenthal in spring training, I knew something was up. It only made things worse, when they started to deny it. They f^#@ing lie about everything. Stick a pitch fork in them. FIRE AMARO! It has nothing to do with the injury, but FIRE HIS ARROGANT, COCKY, OVERRATED, LYING @$$, already. This entire team is handled stupidly, arrogantly, ill-advisedly & financially careless. Injuries are also handled horribly.

May 30, 2012 5:53 am

Every week that goes by Cole Hamels and his price tag goes up 5 million dollars.

May 30, 2012 9:20 am

In all honesty Pedro Martinez wasnt that bad when we had him a few years ago. He wouldnt be a bad stop gap if he still has anything. What are our other options, Dave Busch?

June 2, 2012 12:41 am

Halladay’s back needs a rest…Simple…He’s worked like a dog his whole career…Let him rest July & August…A blessing they shut him down.

June 2, 2012 12:52 am

Btw, If haved big problem with Utley.

Also, bullpen el problema mejor…Bastardo can’t throw a strikeunless it’s a gopherball…Contreras is done…Mejor problema aquí.