Phillies Place Halladay On DL

The Phillies have placed starting pitching Roy Halladay on DL this afternoon according to Todd Zolecki.

It’s a Grade 1/2 strain in the lat muscle (on the back under the shoulder). Halladay hopes to be back in 6-8 weeks.

Pitching coach Rich Dubee said he thought Halladay had an issue since spring training. Dubee said he thought it was a minor, lingering issue but it never went away.

The news couldn’t have come at any worse of a time for the Phillies, who are reeling big time in injuries to both the rotation and offense.

Vance Worley is currently on the DL with a bone chip in his throwing elbow, opting for surgery after the season ends. He threw a bullpen session today and felt no pain. He will throw one more session before he will rejoin the rotation.

The Phillies will have to scratch Roy Oswalt off their wish list because he signed with the Texas Rangers earlier today.

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