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Roy Halladay could start Minor League rehab next week

Aug 10, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

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Per the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Matt Gelb, the Phillies were impressed by starter Roy Halladay‘s performance in a simulated game this morning. Gelb says that the signs indicate Halladay will make a Minor League start on Thursday, the next step in his road back from surgery on his right shoulder.

More from Gelb:

Halladay will throw a bullpen session Monday in Clearwater. If he emerges from that without a hitch, his official rehab assignment should start. Amaro said Halladay’s fastball sat in the “mid-to-upper 80s pretty consistently.” He added the team was more concerned about Halladay’s mechanics — specifically his arm slot — and the reports were favorable.

Halladay had an abysmal start to the season, posting an 8.65 ERA over his first seven starts before it was revealed he had a number of issues involving his shoulder, including bone spurs, a frayed labrum, and a partial tear of the rotator cuff.

Now 36 years old, Halladay is eligible to become a free agent after the season. A return near the beginning of September would give him four or five starts to audition for potential suitors. He is playing out the last year of a three-year, $60 million contract signed with the Phillies in December 2009.

  1. greymares - Aug 10, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    NICE see you in Lehigh Valley in 2 weeks

  2. scotttheskeptic - Aug 10, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Taking wagers – who gets DFAd when Halladay returns to the roster?

    • gothapotamus90210 - Aug 10, 2013 at 9:14 PM

      Nobody. If healthy, they won’t activate him until rosters expand September 1st.

      • scotttheskeptic - Aug 10, 2013 at 9:48 PM

        Somebody has to go. Halladay is on the 60-day DL, therefore not on the 40-man roster.

    • chew1985 - Aug 11, 2013 at 3:49 AM

      The “Trifecta from Hell” must go. Chris Wheeler, Tom McCarthy and Gary Matthews have been every bit as atrocious as 20 of the 25 players, dating back to the WFC year of 2008.

      So my answer is everyone in the Phillies’ TV booth.

      Ben Revere can handle things up there until Opening Day 2014. He proved that when he showed them up the other night. I actually enjoyed the game for an inning.

      • scotttheskeptic - Aug 11, 2013 at 7:28 AM

        No disagreement here.

    • Francisco (FC) - Aug 11, 2013 at 10:02 AM

      Ruben Amaro.

  3. captainwisdom8888 - Aug 10, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    I would take a young live arm who costs exponentially less money than this broken old man…but I mean that as respectfully as possible.

  4. areyesrn - Aug 11, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    why activate him?

  5. dirtyharry1971 - Aug 11, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    Everytime I see Roy’s name I think about how bad the jays got ROBBED in this trade!! They had one good pitcher and traded him cause they were soooooooooooo cheap and what did they get in return? Oh yea the jays had one good pitcher and to this day they still “HAD” one good pitcher and now nothing to show for it!! HAHAHHAHHA

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