Roy Halladay, the Philadelphia Phillies’ number 1 starter has been placed on the disabled list, retroactive to the 28th of May. The hurler isn’t expected to be back in the rotation for 6-8 weeks with a shoulder strain in his pitching shoulder. Halladay underwent a physical after being taken out of the game after only two innings against St. Louis on Sunday.
Halladay, 4-5 with a 3.98 ERA in 11 starts this season for the Phillies.
GM Ruben Amaro Jr. announced that Halladay is suffering from a strained latissimus dorsi.
The Phillies recalled C Erik Kratz from Class AAA Lehigh Valley to take Halladay’s spot on the roster.
The Philadelphia Enquirer in asking the question of whether Philadelphia’s interest in Roy Oswalt might heat up now that Halladay is out. Oswalt had originally thrown a bullpen session for Philly last week but at the time Phillies assistant GM Scott Proefrock said,
“I don’t think it’s worth speculating until we know the issue with Roy (Halladay).”
Now that it is clear that Halladay is out it may be time for Philly to make some moves, even though they still have two of the best pitchers in the game right now with Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels.
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said,
“When you miss somebody like Halladay and the guys we have out, your team really misses them, but there is nothing you can do until they get healthy and come back so what are you going to do?”
Then he answered his own question.
“You have to play. You got to keep playing and keep going and look for people who can keep you afloat until they come back.