Retired right-hander Roy Halladay watched Philadelphia Phillies pitchers throw 14 bullpen sessions on Thursday, then met with Ryne Sandberg and pitching coach Bob McClure, leading the Philadelphia Inquirer to speculate that the former Cy Young Award winner is not there just to visit.
A shoulder injury played a role in the collapse of Halladay in 2013. He called it quits after finishing 4-5 with a 6.82 ERA. He yielded 12 home runs in 62 innings.
CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports that former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay has decided to retire.
Toronto will sign Halladay to a one-day contract, so that he can retire as a Blue Jay.
Over 390 career starts and 26 relief appearances, Halladay compiled a 203-105 record and a 3.38 ERA. He was also the winner of two Cy Young Awards, getting one in each league.
In addition to starting pitcher Roy Halladay , who had his team option declined, Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is a free agent. Despite a down season at the plate, he has already attracted interest from the Rockies.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay has been dealing with a genetic diet-related illness. After failing to extend himself beyond three batters in Monday's outing against the Marlins, which turned out to be his final start of the 2013 season, Halladay cited the illness as contributing to the weakness that left him struggling to throw his fastball and cutter in the mid-80s.
Halladay said he felt no pain in his surgically-repaired shoulder, but because of the fatigue he has experienced, his surgeon, Neal ElAttrache, recommended at least three weeks of rest.
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay wants to play on a contender, according to the Philadelphia Enquirer.
Halladay talked about his plans for the offseason, saying he would prefer to join a contending team. He said he hopes that place is Philadelphia. Halladay said he would throw during the offseason, and see how his arm responds. If things go poorly, he will be upfront with teams about his recovery. The Philles do have a $20 million club option, but are expected to decline it and make Halladay a free-agent.