NEW YORK, May 29 (UPI) -- Philadelphia pitcher Roy Halladay will miss 6-8 weeks of the schedule because of a muscle strain, the Phillies said Tuesday.
Halladay was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Monday, but the injury is expected to keep him out of the lineup for as much as two months. The Phillies said the diagnosis was a right latissimus dorsi strain. The muscle involved is in the middle right side of the back.
Halladay left Sunday's game against St. Louis after giving up four runs on four hits and a walk in two innings. He allowed five runs in six innings in his previous start against Washington. Halladay is 1-5 with a 5.08 earned run average in his last eight appearances.
Over 15 seasons in the major leagues, Halladay has a 192-97 record and 3.25 ERA. He was voted the Cy Young Award winner in 2003 and 2010. Overall this season, he's 4-5 with a 3.98 ERA.
Catcher Erik Kratz was recalled to take Halladay's place on the roster.