Roy Halladay Retires with the Toronto Blue Jays

Dec 9 2013 Orlando FL USA Roy Halladay announces his retirement at the MLB Winter Meetings at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Halladay signed a one day contract and retired with the Toronto Blue JaysDavid Manning USA TODAY Sports

Roy Halladay has decided to hang up his cleats and call it a career, as the two-time Cy Young Award winner signed a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays to announce his retirement from Major League Baseball Monday.

Halladay, 36, is coming off an injury plagued 2013 season in which the pitcher underwent shoulder on his surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff and remove a bone spur, and missed the majority of the year.

In 16 seasons — four with the Philadelphia Phillies — Halladay earned a 203-105 mark with a 3.38 ERA in 416 career games, 390 of which were starts. He had 67 complete games and 20 shutouts.

In 2003 with the Jays, Halladay won the American League Cy Young Award after winning a career-high 22 games and pitching 266 innings. He won the National League Cy Young Award in 2010, his first season in Philly, after going 21-10 with a 2.44 ERA and tossing a perfect game and no-hitter in his first career playoff start.

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