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Roy Halladay has two Cy Young awards to his credit along with a perfect game and the second ever postseason no-hitter.
To see him giving up at least eight runs in his last two starts was absolutely painful to watch. Apparently, it was painful to Halladay as well—in more ways than one.
He revealed on Sunday after his horrific start against the Miami Marlins that he's been pitching with discomfort in his right shoulder since April 24:
It started the morning after I pitched against Pittsburgh [on April 24]. I woke up and didn't really think anything of it. It was just kind of regular soreness. This kind of progressed over the last two weeks or so. It's right shoulder discomfort.
It might have been nice if Halladay had actually told his team about that before now.
The news certainly seemed to take general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. by surprise. Via Paul Hagen of MLB.com:
We're likely to have to put Doc on the DL. Up until now he hasn't really expressed any discomfort. He hasn't been on our injury report. But now it sounds like we'll have to DL him. Until we do some diagnostic work, we won't know exactly what's going on with him, but clearly, it doesn't seem like he's very healthy. It was pretty apparent with his performance, unfortunately.
We have to figure out what we're going to be doing with our roster and who's going to be pitching [Friday at Arizona]. If the man's hurt, he's hurt. Now we'll have to try to get him well and move forward.
Halladay was, in fact, placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Phillies on Monday. He'll travel to Los Angeles to consult with Dr. Lewis Yocum.
For a Phillies team already under .500, this was not a piece of news that they wanted delivered to them.
At least one tweeter had a different outlook on why Halladay is now on the DL:
Philadelphia fans will have to wait a few more days to hear Halladay's prognosis, but it certainly doesn't look good at this point.