Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay plans to have his shoulder examined after admitting Sunday he's been pitching hurt, ESPN.com reported.
Halladay allowed nine runs in only 2 1/3 innings in the Phillies' 14-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Sunday. Afterward, he said he's been having right-shoulder "discomfort" since April 24. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Halladay probably will be placed on the disabled list.
Halladay said he plans to visit orthopedist Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles and hopes to have more answers "in the next few days," according to the ESPN.com report.
"It's not something that I had before," he said. "It's something new this year. I felt good all spring, felt good all year. Just got up after that start against Pittsburgh (in April 23) and had soreness in there and just wasn't able to get ready."
In his two starts since experiencing the shoulder pain, Halladay, 35, has allowed 17 earned runs in only six innings. He gave up eight runs in 3 2/3 innings in Cleveland on Tuesday.
Amaro said Halladay didn't tell team officials he was hurt until after he left Sunday's game.
"He's experiencing some shoulder difficulties, some shoulder pain, and we're likely going to have to put him on the DL," Amaro said, according to HardballTalk.com. "[This discomfort] is a little different than I think Doc has experienced. Up until now, he hasn't really expressed any discomfort. But [Sunday], after the game and after the exam, it sounds like we're going to have to go ahead and DL him."