Hab-Halladay, Roy starts rehab in Clearwater

By on July 10, 2012

Roy Halladay takes time out after working out to sign autographs for fans. Halladay, 35, is scheduled to pitch Thursday for the Clearwater Threshers.(Eddie Michels photo)

Clearwater, Fla. –It was a warm day out in Clearwater as Phillies RHP Roy Halladay (strained right latissimus dorsi) signs for the fans at the team’s Carpenter Complex after his workout Tuesday July 10, 2012. According to team sources in Clearwater Halladay threw his bullpen session on Monday and just threw long toss on flat ground Tuesday. It appears he will make a rehab start for Class-A Clearwater on Thursday July 12, 2012.

Phillies RHP Justin DeFratus (right elbow inflammation) made his first game appearance of 2012 using 15-pitches to toss a shut out inning against the Blue Jays GCL squad. During a late season call up by the Phillies in 2011 DeFratus went 1-0 with a 2.25 era. over five games all in relief. The win DeFratus recorded was the Phillies franchise record 102 on September 28 against Atlanta.

Roy Halladay signs: Phillies starter Roy Halladay, in Clearwater for a rehab assignment, autographs a ball for a kid. “Doc” has been the one in need of a doctor this year, on the DL for the first time since 2009. (Eddie Michels photo)

Justin De Fratus, the Philadelphia Phillies’ 11th round pick in 2007, hurls a pitch in the Phillies’ Gulf Coast League game against the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday. De Fratus, 24, is a young prospect and is working hard for another shot at the majors. (Photo by Eddie Michels)

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