Roy Halladay has officially been placed on the disabled list by the Philadelphia Phillies. Halladay has suffered from shoulder inflammation and this move has been more or less expected for the past couple of days. The team called up Joe Savery to take Halladay's roster spot.
Halladay, 35, is still set to visit Dr. Lewis Yocum, according to Sports Illustrated. Yocum is one of the foremost leaders in sports medicine. Until that visit, it is very uncertain as to the status of Halladay and how long he could be out for.
There is at least some concern about whether Halladay's career may be over. Outside of a three game stretch, the right hander has been terrible this year. On the season, he has made seven starts and has an 8.65 ERA and a very unusual 4.5 BB/9. The Miami Marlins scored nine runs in 2.1 innings against Halladay in his latest outing. The Marlins are currently last in the major leagues in runs scored.
Halladay did not disclose any injury or discomfort until after that start against Miami. He changed his workout routine during the off season hoping to bounce back from shoulder and back issues he had in 2012. Last season saw him post a 4.49 ERA--easily his worst season since 2000 when he was just 23 years old.
Joe Savery was called up from Triple-A to take Halladay's place on the roster. Savery has been a full time reliever since 2010 and has just a 0.68 ERA over ten appearances in the minors this season. There has been no official word on who will take Halladay's spot in the Phillies' rotation.