Found July 22, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Philadelphia Phillies' pitcher Roy Halladay made another key step towards his to action when he threw off the mound for the first time since shoulder surgery. As reported by Spencer Fordin of, "Halladay, who underwent a procedure to correct debridement in his labrum and rotator cuff in May, threw 20 pitches, all of them fastballs. The Phillies aren't certain when he'll take his next step, but if he feels good, he could be back on a mound again soon." ""I don't look at velocity at all right now," said pitching coach Rich Dubee. "I'm looking at his arm path, making sure he gets his arm up where it needs to be. And ever since Day 1, it's been very encouraging. After the surgery his range of motion has been phenomenal."" Dubee said the team is being conservative with Halladay and didn't say how many bullpen sessions Halladay will need before he can face live hitters.  But he is encouraged that Halladay's arm slot is 8 to 10 inches higher now than before the surgery. Halladay has struggled to a 2-4 record with an 8.65 earned run average in 7 starts this season.  The two time Cy Young Award winner has a career record of 201-104, with a 3.37 earned run average in 2,721 1/3 innings pitched.

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