After another disastrous start today in the Phillies series finale against the Miami Marlins, Roy Halladay opened up after the game, admitting for the first time that he has had shoulder pain. Doc talks about that in the clip above, in addition the Phillies wonderful general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. also discusses how Halladay is likely headed for the disabled list, but they will know for sure this week once he gets an MRI in Los Angeles.
The sad part about the whole thing isn’t that Doc is just telling everyone now that he is experiencing shoulder pain when it has been bothering him for almost two weeks. No the sad part is that if this shoulder pain just started a few weeks ago for Doc, it means that his performance in spring training and early in the season, when he struggled mightily, was due to aging and not the fact that he was just injured, which closes the door on the pipe dream that the old Doc will ever be back.
Halladay will head to the DL, which likely means either Adam Morgan or Tyler Cloyd will be called up to fill the void for his next start, until John Lannan can return to the rotation. The news of Halladay heading to the DL also means that Jonathan Pettibone will get even more time to build his case to permanently remain in the rotation.
Either way today is a sad, yet inevitable day, because Doc will never be Doc again. And it appears like Ruben Amaro Jr. and even Doc himself may finally be coming to that sad conclusion.
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