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Roy Halladay throws six innings in first rehab start

Aug 15, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

Phillies pitcher Halladay takes a breather during a workout before a MLB spring training baseball game with the Yankees in Clearwater Reuters

Roy Halladay took a major step in his recovery from shoulder surgery today, throwing six innings in a minor-league rehab game against rookie-ball hitters.

Halladay tossed six innings in the Gulf Coast League, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four. Not an especially impressive outing versus a bunch of teenagers with minimal pro experience, but also not a terrible return to game action after missing three months.

Halladay threw 87 pitches, so he’s pretty far along in terms of building back arm strength and the Phillies have talked about being able to activate him from the disabled list by the end of the month.

  1. chew1985 - Aug 15, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Totally unnecessary to put this strain on his arm in 2013. Even if he comes back and pitches well, he will be pitching for one of the worst teams in baseball as the Phillies season from Hell continues.

    It’s all because he’s in a contract year of course; but the truth is he will in all probability re-sign with the Phillies on an incentive-laden contract.

    At his age that strategy will be a lot better for his arm. But his arm has been a victim of the strain of too many pitches almost since the day he became a Phillie so…let the madness continue. Let’s shorten his career a little more.

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  2. aceshigh11 - Aug 15, 2013 at 3:41 PM




  3. 13arod - Aug 15, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    Chew1985 the only reason they want him to pitch this year is because hes a free agent

    • phillyfan75 - Aug 15, 2013 at 5:16 PM

      It’s Roy who wants to come back and pitch and the Phillies are going to give him that opportunity as long as their doctors/trainers are okay with it. If Roy was signed through next year, he wouldn’t be coming back this year.

  4. jimmywho14 - Aug 15, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    I wonder what his fastball was hitting on the gun

    • greymares - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:31 AM

      topped out at 87

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