The former Cy Young winner has struggled throughout this season but he hit rock bottom on Sunday, giving up nine earned runs against the Marlins in just two and a third innings. After the game he admitted he hasn't quite felt like himself physically and will now travel to Los Angeles to be evaluated by orthopedist Lewis Yocum. He is reportedly dealing with discomfort in his shoulder with Will Carroll of Bleacher Report reporting the pain is located in the posterior portion of the shoulder.
This specific location can make it difficult to predict what is exactly the problem so speculating at this point would be unwise. However looking at the facts there's plenty of indicators it is something major. Halladay missed a majority of last season with a latissimus dorsi strain and spent the offseason adjusting his workout routine to improve his core musculature. He also altered his mechanics in an attempt to minimize the stress put on and through
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