Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/19/14
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The Philadelphia Phillies saw the return of pitcher Roy Halladay on Sunday afternoon against the Arizona Diamondbacks.  He rejoined the rotation after missing three months recovering from right shoulder surgery.  His performance was very encouraging and may give the Phillies something to think about heading into the off season. As reported by Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, Halladay threw six innings in his return and allowed two runs on four hits. He struck out two and walked two.  Since the Phillies cannot make the post season this year, the final month of the season will be used to evaluate personnel, and possibly none more intriguing than Halladay. The Phillies may want to resign Halladay, who is a free agent at the end of the season, should he pitch well the final month. "I'm getting back to who I was," said Halladay, whose fastball sat in the 87-89 mph range. "I feel like each time out I'm progressing back to where I was. There are going to be changes, and you always change over your career. But I think my arm slot is back to where it used to be. The movement is back to where it used to be. I can be more consistent with the location. Just from talking to the doctors, the velocity is the last thing to come." Even if Halladay never regains his old Cy Young Award type form, he would be a valuable member to have back on the staff, which currently features veterans Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels.  Kyle Kendrick and John Lannan  are eligible for salary arbitration. Rookie Jonathan Pettibone has shown flashes this season, but Halladay would be a good presence for the young pitchers on the staff. Although Halladay realizes he may not be the dominant pitcher he was in the past, he insists that is not important to him.  "I just want to win games and win a World Series," Halladay said, asked if he thought he could be a dominant pitcher again. "I'm not worried about anything else. I'm really not. You always have to look forward. You can't ever look back. I'm not trying to replicate anything I've done in the past. I'm trying to help us win and hopefully get a chance at some point to win a World Series." Halladay has a career record of 201 wins, 104 losses, and an earned run average of 3.37.  Although this season he is 3-4 with a 7.81 earned run average in 8 starts, his outing on Sunday could give Phillies some hope that he can return to be a reliable pitcher for the remainder of the season and perhaps in 2014.
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