Sunday, April 22, 2018
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Phils put Halladay on DL

SAN FRANCISCO — The Phillies placed two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay on the 15-day disabled list Monday because of inflammation in his right (pitching) shoulder.

Manager Charlie Manuel said Halladay had traveled to Los Angeles, where he was scheduled to be examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum today.

"I'm sure he'll find out his problem" today, said Manuel, noting he appreciated the pitcher's will to do his job despite the shoulder injury.

"I've been around the game a long time and I never liked to tell someone I couldn't play. I played with a broken arm, I played with a whole lot of things. I got hit in the face and my lip was over my eye and I missed one day. … Yeah, I understand that. He felt like he could go out there and still pitch. He wasn't thinking about pitching bad, he wanted to try. He's an upstanding guy, he's a straight guy. There should be more guys like that."

Halladay is 2-4 with an 8.65 ERA in seven starts this season after missing nearly two months last season — from late May to mid July — with a strained right lat muscle.

He allowed nine runs in 21/3 innings against the Marlins on Sunday for his second straight loss and second outing in a row of less than four innings, third in all this season. The 35-year-old is in the final season of his contract and is making $20 million this year.

Halladay was replaced on the roster by LHP Joe Savery, recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley in time to join the club before a series in San Francisco.

CHISOX STARTER OUT FOR YEAR: White Sox RHP Gavin Floyd needs elbow surgery and will miss the rest of the season and possibly a good part of next season. Floyd is scheduled to have the ulnar collateral ligament and a torn flexor muscle repaired today in New York. In other White Sox news, RHP Jake Peavy, who was scratched twice because of back spasms, was cleared to start Wednesday. And LF Dayan Viciedo, on the DL since April 18 with a left oblique strain, began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Charlotte and could be activated late this week.

EX-OUTFIELDER ARRESTED: Former major-league OF Otis Nixon was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop in suburban Atlanta on Saturday. A police report says that a pipe for smoking crack cocaine and crack rocks were found in Nixon's pants pocket and car. Nixon, 54, remained in jail afternoon on $11,880 bail.

BRAVES: C Brian McCann was activated off the disabled list, completing his comeback from October surgery on his throwing shoulder. The six-time All-Star was in the starting lineup.

CUBS: OF Ryan Sweeney and RH reliever Rafael Dolis were called up from Triple-A Iowa. RH reliever Kameron Loe was designated for assignment, and OF Dave Sappelt was optioned to Iowa.

INDIANS: RH reliever Vinnie Pestano went on the 15-day disabled list with a sore pitching elbow.

PIRATES: LHP Francisco Liriano is scheduled to make his team debut Saturday after missing the first six weeks of the season with a broken right arm.

REDS: RHP Johnny Cueto, on the disabled list with a right lat strain, threw a 25-pitch bullpen session with no ill effect and could resume his rehab soon.

RED SOX: RH reliever Andrew Bailey, who had filled in ably as closer since RHP Joel Hanrahan went on the DL in April, was place on the 15-day disabled list because of strained right biceps. LH reliever Craig Breslow was activated from the DL.

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