Ace will be re-evaluated after two weeks

Updated: July 20, 2004, 4:21 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Toronto right-hander Roy Halladay was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, and the Blue Jays activated outfielder Frank Catalanotto to fill his roster spot.

Roy Halladay
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Toronto Blue Jays
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2004 SEASON STATISTICS
GM W L Sv K ERA
18 7 7 0 86 4.35

Halladay, last season's AL Cy Young Award winner, has a tired right shoulder that won't improve without rest. He is 7-7 with a 4.35 ERA this season.

He will be re-evaluated after two weeks of rehabilitation, probably at the Blue Jays' spring training complex in Dunedin, Fla.

"In layman's terms, he's got a fatigued shoulder," general manager J.P. Ricciardi said. "No tears. Nothing surgically that needs to be done. The MRI results were negative."

Catalanotto went on the disabled list June 26 with a right groin injury. He's hitting .327 with one homer and 23 RBIs this season.

The Blue Jays also signed left-hander Zachary Jackson, their first-round draft pick. Jackson went 10-7 with a 3.58 ERA for Texas A&M this season. He is expected to report to Class-A Auburn of the New York-Penn League on Wednesday.


Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press

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