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.