Halladay Could Be Back Soon
Roy Halladay is scheduled to make his first rehab start Thursday with the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Phillies. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said today that Halladay might make just two rehab starts before rejoining the Phillies rotation.
“If he goes in a straight line I don’t see him going more than two before he comes and pitches for us,” he said. “But a lot of it depends on how he feels. If he feels good we’ll progress him. … There’s a chance, an outside chance, I don’t know what kind of chance, but there’s a chance.”
If Halladay, who is recovering from right shoulder surgery, progresses as expected, he could be back as early as Aug. 25 against the Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park. Pitchers get 30 days on a rehab assignment, meaning if there are no setbacks Halladay would have to be back no later than Sept. 14.
Halladay is scheduled to throw 75-80 pitches Thursday.
Halladay threw a bullpen session Monday in Clearwater, Fla. Amaro said it was a “very good” session.