PHILADELPHIA - Pitcher Roy Halladay appears headed to the disabled list, and the Philadelphia Phillies can only hope the discomfort he feels in his right shoulder is nothing serious.
Halladay (2-4) was roughed up Sunday by the Miami Marlins in a 14-2 defeat, his second poor outing in a row. After the game, the two-time Cy Young Award winner acknowledged he has been pitching with a sore shoulder. He said he will have tests this week in Los Angeles and be examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum.
"It's not something that I had before," Halladay said. "It's something new this year. I felt good all spring. I had soreness in there and just wasn't able to get rid of it."
Halladay, who turns 36 this month, made a statement but did not take questions from reporters. He has struggled through seven starts this season, going 2-4 with an 8.65 ERA. The right-hander said he started feeling discomfort the morning after an April 24 outing against Pittsburgh. He has made two ineffective starts since.
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the former ace will likely be put on the disabled list.
Miami rookie Adeiny Hechavarria hit a grand slam and a bases-loaded triple off Halladay, who had his worst start since his own rookie season with Toronto in 1999. The eight-time All-Star left after giving up nine runs on four hits, four walks and two hit batters in 2 1/3 innings. He also threw a pitch behind a batter.
Braves get McCann back
ATLANTA - Atlanta's six-time All-Star catcher Brian McCann will come off the disabled list today when the Braves open a series in Cincinnati.
McCann had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder last October. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said after Sunday's 9-4 win over the Mets that McCann will be active and with the team today.
"That's huge. That's like trading for an All-Star," Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman said.
McCann completed his rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.
• The San Diego Padres placed winless left-hander Clayton Richard (0-4, 8.54 ERA) on the 15-day disabled list with an intestinal virus and activated right-hander Tyson Ross. Manager Bud Black says Richard lost 12 pounds but is starting to gain it back.
• Giants center fielder Angel Pagan did not play Sunday against the Dodgers because of a strained hamstring and is questionable today against Philadelphia.
• Boston Red Sox reliever Andrew Bailey is set to have an exam and MRI after not pitching for a week because of biceps soreness.
• Jake Peavy will miss a second straight start for the Chicago White Sox because of back spasms. The team said the right-hander has been scratched from today's start against Kansas City.
• Former Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui received the People's Honor Award from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in an elaborate ceremony in Tokyo.