Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay is expected to miss six to eight weeks because of a strained right shoulder, the latest major setback for the five-time defending NL East champs.
Halladay was put on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, two days after he was hit hard and pulled from a start in St. Louis after two innings because of shoulder soreness.
The two-time Cy Young winner will be shut down for a minimum of three weeks, then work toward rejoining the rotation, Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said.
Proefrock said tests done in Philadelphia indicated Halladay doesn’t need surgery to recover and that the injury doesn’t affect his rotator cuff.
“We hate to have him down, but it’s nothing that requires anything other than rest,” Proefrock said.
Halladay is 4-5 with a 3.98 ERA in 11 starts. He has pitched at least 220 innings in each of the past six seasons, and four times led the league in innings. His 72 innings this year tied Houston’s Wandy Rodriguez for the NL lead.
ORDONEZ IS DONE
Magglio Ordonez has decided to call it a career. The 38-year-old former Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox outfielder plans to announce his retirement Sunday before Detroit plays the New York Yankees.
The six-time All-Star struggled through 92 games last season with a surgically repaired right ankle, hitting a career-low .255 with five homers and 32 RBI.
Ordonez was a career .309 hitter with 294 home runs and 1,236 RBI over 15 seasons. He lifted Detroit into the 2006 World Series – the franchise’s first since 1984 – with a series-winning home run against Oakland. The native of Venezuela hit .363 the next season, becoming the first Tiger to win the American League batting title since Norm Cash in 1961, and finished second in AL MVP voting.
Dodgers All-Star center fielder Matt Kemp has been activated from the 15-day disabled list after missing 13 games because of a left hamstring strain. Kemp was leading the league with 12 home runs when he aggravated his troublesome hamstring running out a grounder May 13. He entered Tuesday batting .359 in 34 games with 28 RBI. … Angels ace Jered Weaver has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower-back injury that likely will force last season’s AL Cy Young runner-up to miss at least two starts. The Angels made the move Tuesday, recalling touted prospect Garrett Richards from Triple-A Salt Lake. … Nationals infielder Chad Tracy will require surgery for a torn groin muscle and is expected to be sidelined at least six weeks. Tracy leads the major leagues with nine pinch-hit RBI. … The Mets put infielder Justin Turner on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained right ankle and cut right-handed reliever Manny Acosta. … The Rays purchased the contract of Hideki Matsui from Triple-A Durham. Matsui was immediately inserted the lineup, batting sixth and starting in left field. … The Orioles activated outfielder Endy Chavez off the 15-day disabled list. … Right-hander Ryota Igarashi has been claimed by the Yankees off waivers from the Blue Jays. … The Athletics have no timetable for calling up Manny Ramirez, who becomes eligible this week. When the suspended slugger is deemed major league ready, the A’s plan to promote him from Triple-A Sacramento. Ramirez is scheduled to be reinstated by Major League Baseball after the A’s 50th game at Minnesota today, also his 40th birthday.