Phillies place Halladay on DL

Right-hander Roy Halladay has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 28, with right latissimus dorsi strain, Senior Vice President and General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced today.  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.