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Roy Halladay saw a doctor Friday for shoulder issue

Sep 22, 2012, 8:27 PM EDT

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Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay did not look right on Saturday afternoon, allowing seven earned runs to the Braves without making it past the second inning.

And there’s apparently a good reason for that.

According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Halladay paid a visit to a doctor on Friday after experiencing mild muscle spasms in his throwing shoulder. He was not asked to undergo an MRI and was obviously cleared for his Saturday start, but it’s quite clear that he is not operating at (or anywhere near) 100 percent health here in late September.

Halladay told reporters that he believes he can finish out the season, but one has to wonder if the 77-75 Phillies are going to let him. They’re currently four games out in the NL Wild Card chase.

Halladay has registered a 4.40 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 125/33 K/BB ratio across 151 1/3 innings this summer. The 35-year-old is under contract for $20 million in 2013 and carries a vesting option for 2014.

  1. greymares - Sep 22, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    i believe he caused a lot of spasms for all Philly fans today. L.O.L.

  2. lazlosother - Sep 22, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Not a Phillies fan, but I like the doc. Hope he can come back. Baseball is more fun to follow when the Doc is dealing.

  3. onbucky96 - Sep 23, 2012 at 7:05 AM

    Philly Fan, UH OH! Doc Holladay better not pitch again this year, you’ll be ready to tear through the NL next year. Question, when does his vesting 2014 option become vested?

    • ramblingphilliesfan - Sep 23, 2012 at 12:16 PM

      His option vests under three conditions:

      1) 225 IP in 2013
      2) He isn’t on the DL to end 2013
      3) 415 IP in 2012-13

      He has pitched 151.1 IP this season. So in order for the option to vest, he’ll have to pitch ~264 Innings next season and not end the season on the DL. Doubtful.

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