December 9, 2013 7:30 pm
Updated: December 9, 2013 7:32 pm

Roy Halladay announces retirement as a Blue Jay


TORONTO – Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay is set to announce his retirement today and will do so in a Toronto Blue Jays uniform, according to a media report.

ESPN says the former long-time Blue Jay and current free agent will sign a one-day deal with the Toronto club and then call it quits.

The club has announced a 12:30 p.m. ET press conference at the winter meetings in Florida.

Halladay spent the last four season with the Philadelphia Phillies and won the National League Cy Young award with the club in 2010.

Prior to that, the former ace played close to 12 seasons as a Blue Jay winning the American League award in 2003.

Halladay struggled in the last season with the Phillies with shoulder problems, including a partially torn rotator cuff and a bone spur.

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