Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Phillies placed starting pitcher Roy Halladay on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 28, with a right latissimus dorsi strain. He is expected to be sidelined for 6-to-8 weeks.
Halladay left Sunday's 8-3 loss to the Cardinals after the second inning. He was charged with four runs on four hits and one walk over two full frames, dropping his record to 1-5 with a 5.08 earned run average in his last eight appearances. This came after Halladay allowed five runs in six innings against Washington on May 22.
This marks Halladay's first trip to the DL since 2009, when he suffered a groin injury.
On the season, the 35-year-old is just 4-5 with a 3.98 ERA over 11 starts.
The Phillies recalled catcher Erik Kratz to take Halladay's place on the roster. This is Kratz's third recall of the season. He has four at-bats and one hit on the season, which was a home run.
05/29 16:55:47 ET