ARLINGTON, Texas -- Toronto right-hander Roy Halladay said he's still not feeling right since coming off the disabled list, raising concerns about the health of the Cy Young winner.
Halladay (7-7) pitched just four innings Friday night at Texas,
his shortest outing of the season, allowing six runs on seven hits
in the Blue Jays' 11-2 loss. It was his seventh start since coming
off the DL because of soreness in his right shoulder. He raised his
ERA to 4.35.
"He's obviously not right. We'll evaluate the situation
further," Blue Jays manager Carlos Tosca said. "We don't want to
put him in jeopardy."
There were no indications that Halladay would miss his next
start, scheduled for Wednesday at the New York Yankees. But he is
2-3 with a 5.85 ERA and an uncharacteristic 13 walks since being
activated June 12.
Against the Rangers, Halladay had two strikeouts and three
walks, upping his season total to 36 -- four more than in his 266
innings all of last season.
"There isn't any pain, it's hard to say what I'm going through
right now," Halladay said. "My pitches don't have the life like
they did before. It feels tired at times, it doesn't feel
He is 41-14 with a 3.10 ERA over the past two seasons, and had a 22-7 record last season.
"I don't know what the best thing to do is right now," he
said. "We'll just play it by ear and see how things play out. I'm
not always 100 percent out there."