Roy Halladay placed on DL, out 6-8 weeks

Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Halladay works against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, April 16, 2012, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

May 29, 2012 3:54:44 PM PDT
Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay has been put on the disabled list because of a strained right shoulder and is expected to be out of the rotation for six to eight weeks.

Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock delivered the news before the Phillies played the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

Halladay was pulled from Sunday's start after just two innings. At the time, the team said the two-time Cy Young winner had shoulder soreness.

To fill his spot on the 25-man roster, catcher Erik Kratz has been recalled from triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Halladay, 35, has gone 4-5 with a 3.98 ERA in 11 starts this season. He threw only two innings in his last start on Sunday at St. Louis before being removed from the game due to right shoulder soreness.

Kratz, 31, has appeared in four games for the Phillies this season, mostly as a pinch-hitter. He has hit .250 with one home run and one RBI in 2012. This is the third recall of the season for Kratz, who will be available for tonight's game in New York.