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Halladay surgery called 'best-case' scenario

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07:08 AM ET 05.17 | When the Phillies announced that Roy Halladay's surgery was "successful," they apparently meant it -- even if it's a characterization taken perhaps too lightly. Surgeries seem to have to clear only the lowest of hurdles to qualify as "successful," but Halladay's arthroscopic shoulder surgery is said by people close to him to have been the "best-case" scenario. That means no additional damage was found to his shoulder as to need more extensive surgery, and he is expected back pitching this season. The Phillies star was an uncharacteristic 2-4 with an 8.65 ERA early this season. The Phillies announced that he's likely to be able to begin throwing in "six to eight weeks."

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May 17, 2013  09:32 AM ET

That should put his return around the All-Star break or trading deadline. If the Phils are not in the division race or wild card race maybe they should think about shutting him down for the rest of the season to get him completely healthy for 14.

May 17, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

That should put his return around the All-Star break or trading deadline. If the Phils are not in the division race or wild card race maybe they should think about shutting him down for the rest of the season to get him completely healthy for 14.

He will be a free agent after this year, so I'm sure he will want to prove he's healthy in order to get paid in 2014.

May 17, 2013  10:24 AM ET

Good to hear, I wish you the best Doc.

May 17, 2013  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He will be a free agent after this year, so I'm sure he will want to prove he's healthy in order to get paid in 2014.

AYUP

May 17, 2013  12:28 PM ET

Glad to hear this. Even though he kills my Brewers (like just about everyone else for that matter lately), he's just been too damn awesome for so long to have to go out the way he did if that was it for him. Hopefully when he hangs 'em up, he'll have a bronze bust in Cooperstown.

May 17, 2013  12:38 PM ET

If there, would be one thing I should do first,,,,, give Roy Halladay more time off in the DL,
Just in case injury complications arise :-) :-) :-)

May 17, 2013  12:43 PM ET

The Angels are looking more alike, the Miami marlins except,,,, marlins are down by
11games in their own division, and the halos are down by 12:-) :-) :-)

May 17, 2013  12:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The Angels are looking more alike, the Miami marlins except,,,, marlins are down by11games in their own division, and the halos are down by 12:-) :-) :-)

If Roy comes back and can throw over 75mph with an ERA of under 9.00...
the Angels will sign him to a 10 year deal for $250million!

May 17, 2013  12:52 PM ET

Things that the Angels Organization should DO? Fire the coaching staff,
pitching coach and bullpen coach most go, the hitting coach has to go as well
Without a question, the bench coach most go,
The defense coordinator, or defensive coach should do the
Walking out,,, the GM the OWNER has to be more serious about his business
Does holding Sciocia in the drive sit could be the part of the problem?

May 17, 2013  01:00 PM ET

Is very difficult to try to drive this team when every part of the team's coaching staff
Aren't working at the same level,,and it shows the team can't work with that kind of strategy
Win one game lose 3 here there, I mean,,, you either played with deep passion or
Just sit and rest,after all nobody cares, the players say,,,
I have my money and let the owner fix his own mess :-) :-) :-)

May 17, 2013  01:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

That should put his return around the All-Star break or trading deadline. If the Phils are not in the division race or wild card race maybe they should think about shutting him down for the rest of the season to get him completely healthy for 14.

Ahhhh ... no. Is says "Start throwing" in 6-8 weeks. That does not mean "ready to play in a game". I'd be surprised if he's ready to go before September. Shoulder injures take time.

May 17, 2013  05:00 PM ET

Hopefully he returns at full strength, love watching this guy pitch!!!

 
May 18, 2013  12:51 AM ET

As the old saying goes: "The operation was a success, but the patient died."

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