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Roy Halladay to start minor league game Saturday

Mar 20, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT

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Roy Halladay got knocked around while throwing in the mid-80s last week and then exited his follow-up start Sunday after just one inning because of the flu, but he’s now slated to pitch Saturday in a minor-league game.

Jim Salisbury of reports that Halladay threw his normal between-starts bullpen session today without any problems, but he has lost about 10 pounds from the illness.

According to Salisbury the plan is for Halladay to throw around 75 pitches Saturday and then throw around 90 pitches in his final spring training start, at which point he’d be ready for the regular season.

  1. Jonny 5 - Mar 20, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    With Paps claiming the same illness recently and hearing of the 10 lb weight loss we must take their word for it. I guess Roy may not be finished like some people worry about lately. Some times “stomach virus” is used to explain away bad performances. Glad to see he’s feeling better.

  2. mungman69 - Mar 20, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Is Roy finished? An 87 mph fastball just won’t cut it and the Phillies are doomed.

  3. greymares - Mar 21, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    He’s pitching against the Mets Saturday ?

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