Update: Halladay said his arm felt fine after his two inning spring training debut Sunday, CSNPhilly.com reports. “It feels a lot free and easier right now than it did at the end of last season,” Halladay said. “I feel like arm-wise it’s less effort. Last year there were times I really felt like I had to throw as hard as I could to make up for the lower half.”
Recommendation: Halladay spent the winter strengthening and adding flexibility to his back and core to take some of the pressure off of his shoulder. He threw 16 of his 22 pitches for strikes Sunday, and his fastball was clocked between 88-91 mph. It's a good first step for Halladay in his attempt to bounce back from last season's struggles.