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Updated: Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:49:44 GMT | By CBC Sports, cbc.ca

Roy Halladay to retire after signing with Jays: reports



One-time Blue Jays ace pitcher Roy Halladay is planning to retire after signing a one-day contract with the team. The free agent pitched the last four seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies and won 203 games in his career. Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images

One-time Blue Jays ace pitcher Roy Halladay is planning to retire after signing a one-day contract with the team. The free agent pitched the last four seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies and won 203 games in his career. Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images

Former Toronto ace pitcher Roy Halladay reportedly will sign a one-day contract with the team so he can retire a Blue Jay.

The Blue Jays are scheduled to make an announcement at 12:30 p.m. Monday from baseball's winter meetings in Florida.

Halladay, who is a free agent, has endured many injuries in recent seasons.

In 2013, he was hampered by shoulder problems and had a 6.82 earned-run average in 13 starts for the Phillies. Halladay's fastball also averaged only 88 miles per hour.

The 36-year-old right-hander won 203 games with a 3.38 earned-run average between the Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies, who acquired him in a trade in December 2009.

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