Pitcher Roy Halladay, who has battled shoulder problems since winning the Cy Young in 2010 and finishing as runner-up the following season, will announce his retirement Monday, according to multiple reports.
Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that Halladay, 36, will sign a one-day contract with the Blue Jays so he can retire with the team that gave him his start in the majors. Halladay, the Jays’ first-round pick in 1995, pitched in Toronto from 1998-2009 before he was traded to the Phillies. He played his final four seasons in Philadelphia, capping his career with a 4-5 record and a 6.82 ERA in 13 games this past season.
A two-time Cy Young winner and 14-time All-Star, Halladay has a career record of 203-105 with a 3.38 ERA and 2,117 strikeouts in 2,749 1/3 innings. He also threw a no-hitter in his first postseason start, against the Reds in the 2010 NLDS.