Found December 09, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
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One of the more intriguing arms available on the free agent market appeared to be Roy Halladay. But the 36-year-old right-hander decided to announce his retirement on Monday, signing a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays to ensure that his career would end with the same team as which it began.  During a press conference held at baseball's winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., Halladay initially cited the desire to spend more time with his family as a reason for his retirement. In particular, he noted the amount of traveling and the time it required him to be away from his wife and children.  But Halladay quickly acknowledged that his body no longer allowed him to pitch at the level of performance he expected from himself. He insisted his shoulder — which required surgery back in May — felt "as good as it ever has." Instead, Halladay's back is what's preventing him from being the pitcher he once was. He said he has two pars fractures (or stress fract...
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