|2013 Regular Season|
The 36-year-old right-hander signed a one-day contract Monday to retire as a member of the Blue Jays, where he spent the first 12 years of his career. He made the announcement at a news conference at the winter meetings in Orlando. Halladay played for the Phillies from 2010-13, finishing with two injury-plagued seasons. He won an NL Cy Young Award in 2010, throwing a perfect game that season and a no-hitter in his first postseason game.
Halladay walked two of the first three batters he faced before leaving after a long discussion with manager Ryne Sandberg. He was replaced by Luis Garcia.
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg says Halladay is experiencing flu-like symptoms. Halladay will start on Thursday.
Halladay (3-4), who had been working his way back from midseason shoulder surgery, made his first start since May 5. He allowed two runs and four hits in six innings.
The 36-year-old hasn't pitched since May as he recovers from shoulder surgery. In his first rehab start with the Gulf Coast League Phillies, Halladay allowed three runs and six hits while striking out four and walking three in six innings. He also pitched in a simulated game prior to his rehab start.
After two rough outings to begin the season, Halladay had seemingly figured things out, going 2-0 with a 1.71 ERA over three starts prior to Tuesday. But this shelling at the hands of the Indians was certainly a step backward.
Halladay tossed a two-hitter over seven innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-2 Friday night in a rain-shortened game to snap a four-game losing streak.
Halladay had just two strikeouts and allowed five hits. He's 1-2 with a 7.63 ERA.
Halladay allowed six hits and struck out nine, but fell to 0-1.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner had not pitched in a major league game since March 17, when he came out of a start against Baltimore after one inning due to a stomach virus. He pitched in a minor league exhibition last Saturday.