Roy Halladay to miss next two weeks due to ongoing shoulder issue.
The Philadelphia Phillies have put two-time Cy Young award winning pitcher Roy Halladay on the 15-day disabled list, due to an inflammation in his throwing shoulder.
As a starter this season, Halladay has gone 2-4 with an ERA of 8.65, showing clear signs that he is not near his known best.
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel spoke to ESPN.com, where he feels that the injury will not cause too much problem, and said that Halladay still feels he can play.
“He felt like he could go out there and still pitch.” Manuel said.
“He wasn’t thinking about pitching bad, he wanted to try. He’s an upstanding guy, he’s a straight guy. There should be more guys like that.”
At 35-years old, halliday is reaching the end of what has been a glittering career, and is also in the final year of his contract with the Phillies, where he stands to make $20m as a base salary.
If he can overcome this shoulder issue quickly, there is a chance of being able to prolong his contract with Philadelphia, although it may have reached the time where his career will change direction, with a role as a situational pitcher and closer seems the likely route to take from next season onwards.