Roy Halladay Retires with Toronto Blue Jays

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0  Updated at 3:33 pm, December 9th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.) — Two-time Cy Young award winner Roy Halladay announced his retirement with the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday.

The 36-year-old right-hander cited the desire to spend more time with his family and to avoid surgery on his back as the reasons he is hanging up his spikes after 16 seasons in the majors.

The Blue Jays signed Halladay to a one-day contract, so he can retire as a member of the team with which he spent his first 12 seasons.  During his career in Toronto, he compiled a record of 148-76 with a 3.43 ERA.

Following the 2009 season, Halladay was traded to the Philadelphia. In four seasons with the Phillies, he went 55-29 with a 3.25 ERA.

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