The Phillies are short an ace. Two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday after seeing a specialist about his sore shoulder.
He could miss up to two months, according to CSNPhilly.com.
General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. made the announcement in a press release Tuesday afternoon. Halladay suffered a right latissimus dorsi strain, according to Amaro.
Halladay hasn't been himself of late giving up home runs and not lasting long into games. The 35-year-old is 4-5 with a 3.98 ERA in 11 starts this season.
The muscle strain could keep Doc out of action six to eight weeks, CSNPhilly's Jim Salisbury reports.
Catcher Erik Kratz was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to fill Halladay’s spot on the 25-man roster.
Kratz, 31, has appeared in four games for the Phillies this season, mostly as a pinch-hitter. He has batted .250 with one home run and one RBI in 2012. Kratz will be available for Tuesday night’s game against the Mets.
The Phillies could make another move to replace Halladay's spot in the rotation but with an off-day Thursday it's possible the could wait a little while before bringing up another starting pitcher.