Phillies say results of Halladay's exam not finalized

Phillies say results of Halladay's exam not finalized
May 7, 2013, 9:30 pm
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SAN FRANCISCO – Roy Halladay had his ailing right shoulder examined in Los Angeles on Tuesday, but Phillies officials said Tuesday night that there was no update on his condition because doctors were still reviewing the results.

An update is likely on Wednesday.

Halladay went on the disabled list Monday. It is unclear when or if the right-hander, who turns 36 this month, will return to action.

Rick Sutcliffe, a baseball analyst for ESPN and like Halladay a former Cy Young winner, reported on Monday that he’d spoken to Halladay. Sutcliffe reported that Halladay said he would retire if he couldn’t come back and be the pitcher he was in his prime.

A person from Halladay’s camp told that any talk of retirement was premature because the medical reports had not even been finalized.

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said he’s had no discussions of retirement with Halladay, who’d walk away from a $20 million salary if he did that.

“I’ve had no conversations about that with Roy,” Amaro said. “Our singular focus is his health and finding out what’s wrong with him. I hope we get him healthy and he’s back pitching for us this season.”

Halladay remains on the minds of his Phillies teammates, including Cliff Lee (see story).

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