The Philadelphia Phillies place Roy Halladay on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Monday 6 May 2013 at 3:58 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have placed 35-year old righty starting pitcher Roy Halladay on the 15-day disabled list due to a right shoulder injury.  Halladay has pitched in 7 games (all starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 2-4 with a 8.65 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP.  Halladay has given up 33 hits (9 homers) and he has walked 17 batters and whiffed 35 of them in his first 34 1/3 innings this year as he is getting hit hard.  Halladay looks like he’s running out of gas in his tank.  In his first two years with the Phillies, he started 65 games in which he was 40-16 with a 2.40 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP.  He won the 2010 N.L. Cy Young Award in his first year with the team.  But, in the last two years, Halladay has started 32 games in which he is 13-12 with a 5.24 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP.  The Phillies shouldn’t bring Halladay back until he’s 100% healthy.

UPDATE:  (5/8/2013) – The Phillies could be without Roy Halladay for the rest of the season.  He needs right shoulder surgery to remove a bone spur and correct a partially torn rotator cuff and a frayed labrum.

The Philadelphia Phillies sign Greg Smith to a minor league deal

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Monday 6 May 2013 at 10:36 am

The Phillies have signed 29-year old lefty starting pitcher Greg Smith and they have assigned him to AAA.  Smith pitched in 28 games (27 starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the Angels last year and he was 11-11 with a 4.05 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP.  Smith last pitched in the majors in 2010 with the Rockies.  Smith has pitched in 40 games (all starts) in his first two years in the majors and he is 8-18 with a 4.51 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP.  Smith might get a shot with the Phillies later on in 2013 if he looks good in AAA-ball.

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