Retired right-hander Roy Halladay watched 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 Blue Jays and 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.
The market for free-agent pitcher Roy Halladay has yet to develop, and he may be signed in January, the New York Daily News reports.
Halladay struggled through the one of the worst seasons of his career in 2013, making only 13 starts and going 4-5 with a 6.82 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 51:36 K:BB ratio in 62 innings. His fastball averaged a career-low 88.8 mph, according to Fangraphs, marking his second straight season of significant lost velocity.
In addition to starting pitcher Roy Halladay, who had his team option declined, 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 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.
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.
Phillies starter Roy Halladay ended up taking the loss in Monday's start in Miami in which he left after just one-third of an inning due to arm fatigue. Later, he announced he would not start again this season, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
He finished 4-5 on the season with a 6.82 ERA after he gave up a run on two walks and no hits on 16 pitches Monday.
Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay took the mound for Monday's outing at Miami. He couldn't even finish a single inning on the outing before leaving with what Philadelphia called right arm fatigue.
Halladay appeared to work extremely hard just to record one out in Monday's start. The hardest pitch he threw on the outing was clocked at 83 mph, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Halladay appeared to be sweating and laboring very hard and didn't have command from the word go as he walked the opening batter on four pitches.
The veteran threw 16 pitches and only five went for strikes before his night was done after one-third of an inning. He was replaced by Luis Garcia, who allowed a run to score charged to Halladay. The 36-year-old left the game on the hook for his fifth loss of the season. He has a 6.82 ERA and was making his 13th start.
Halladay may not get another start now that he's dealing with an injury. He was scheduled to start the final game of the regular season for the Phillies on Sunday at Atlanta.
Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay (4-4) turned in an impressive outing as he earned his fourth win of the season Tuesday night against the Marlins. The right-hander surrendered one run on four hits and three walks while striking out two over six innings of a 6-4 victory.
Halladay has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three of his last five games. He is scheduled to make his next start Monday at Miami. He is 1-2 with a 8.55 ERA in four starts away from home.
Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay ran into trouble but escaped with a no-decision Thursday night against the Padres. The veteran right-hander surrendered five runs -- four earned -- on four hits and five walks while striking out six over 4 1/3 innings of a 10-5 victory.
Halladay has issued five walks in each of his last two starts. He has also allowed five-plus runs n four of his last six starts. He'll look to get back on track Tuesday at home against Miami. He is 1-1 with a whopping 8.71 ERA in two starts against the Marlins.
Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay has been pushed from Wednesday to Thursday.
Halladay will receive an extra day of rest after dealing with an illness. Cliff Lee will move up and pitch Wednesday. Halladay has a 7.19 ERA in 51 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Padres.
The Philadephia Inquirer reports that Roy Halladay may wait until Wednesday to make his next start for the Phillies. He is dealing with a bug, but if Halladay feels well enough to start Tuesday's series opener against the Padres, he will take the mound for that game.
Should Halladay have to wait until Wednesday, Tyler Cloyd will start for the Phillies on Tuesday.
Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay allowed just one earned run on three hits and five walks while striking out five in six innings but didn't factor into the decision in his team's 3-2 loss to the Nationals Wednesday.
Halladay struggled with his control all day, giving out the five walks and also hitting two batters, but he was able to keep the Nationals almost completely off the scoreboard. He takes a 7.19 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 43:26 K:BB ratio into next week's start against the Padres.
Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay struggled through five innings while not factoring into the decision in Friday's 6-5 win over the Cubs, giving up five earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out just one batter.
Halladay earned a win in his first start back from the disabled list but couldn't replicate his solid performance Friday. The one strikeout is a season low for Halladay, who is 3-4 with a 7.94 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 38:21 K:BB ratio going into Wednesday's start against the Nationals.
Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay made a quicker than expected return to the rotation Sunday against the Diamondbacks after the team was forced to recall him from his rehab assignment following Sunday's 18-inning game. However, Halladay -- who is coming off May shoulder surgery -- didn't disappoint.
The veteran right-hander allowed two runs on four hits and two walks, while striking out two in six innings during a 9-5 win. Halladay (3-4) allowed a run in each of the first two innings before firing off four straight scoreless innings.
Halladay is expected to be back on the hill Friday against the Cubs.
As expected, the Phillies activated starting pitcher Roy Halladay (shoulder) off the 60-day disabled list to start Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks. It will be his first start since undergoing early May shoulder surgery.
The Phillies announced late Saturday night starting pitcher Roy Halladay (shoulder) will come off the 60-day disabled list to start Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks. Halladay was scheduled to make a rehab start for Double-A Reading Sunday.
Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay will be moved up to Double-A Reading to make his next rehab start Sunday, MLB.com reports.
Halladay, who is recovering from shoulder surgery that has kept him out since May 5, is 2-4 with a 8.65 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 35:17 K:BB ratio in 34 1/3 innings with the Phillies before heading to the disabled list. He surrendered just one earned run while striking out four in six innings for Class A Lakewood Tuesday.
Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay is starting to regain his confidence on his rehab assignment, according to the Courier-Post.
Halladay said both his cutter and changeup were coming around during Tuesday's rehab start. Halladay topped out at about 89 mph with his fastball. He stressed that he expects his velocity to come back, but said he's more concerned about his movement and location during his first couple starts.
Halladay has an 8.65 ERA in seven starts in the majors.
Phillies starter Roy Halladay moved his minor-league rehab assignment to Class A Lakewood Tuesday.
Halladay turned in a solid outing as he allowed two runs -- one earned -- on seven hits and three walks while striking out four over six innings pitched. The Phillies could call him up as early as this week to make his first start since shoulder surgery.
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