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Roy Halladay will be with the Phillies in Clearwater as guest instructor

Jan 22, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

Roy Halladay AP

We mentioned the Phillies interest in Roy Halladay in a potential instructing role a couple of weeks ago. Today, the team announced that Halladay will in fact be a guest instructor down in Clearwater this spring, joining a handful of other former Phils.

Halladay was known for his impressive work ethic almost as much as his face-breaking cutter during his time in Philadelphia. Surely the team would like some of that to rub off on many of their young players. There wasn’t a guy on the Phillies roster last season who was more respected than Doc.

I wonder if he’ll still show up before all the players?

From the Phillies:

The Phillies have invited five Alumni to serve as guest instructors.  The group consists of Larry Andersen, pitcher on the 1983 and 1993 National League Championship teams and currently a radio broadcaster for the club; two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay; Dave Hollins, the Phillies special assignment scout and All-Star third baseman for the 1993 NL champs; Brad Lidge, the All-Star closer for the 2008 World Champions; and Gary Matthews, former All-Star and left fielder for the 1983 NL champs and former Phillies broadcaster.

  1. Go Forth - Jan 22, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    ” Surely the team would like some of that to rub off on many of their young players.”

    True fact of the day: For the 2014 roster for starting pitchers and the bullpen, only Pettibone and Martin are younger than 25.

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