Roy Halladay to announce retirement

The Toronto Blue Jays Roy Halladay pitches to the Boston Red Sox Dustin Pedroia in the first inning...

The Toronto Blue Jays Roy Halladay pitches to the Boston Red Sox Dustin Pedroia in the first inning of their American League MLB baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts in this 2007 file photo. (REUTERS)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:59 PM ET

ORLANDO, FLA. - Blue Jays fans got their special wish -- the return of Roy Halladay.

There he was. And there he was: Gone.

Halladay signed a one-day, minor-league contract with the Blue Jays so he could retire with the team who drafted him in 1995. He will be available in Thursday's Rule V draft.

"We might take him, have him fly to Philadelphia and retire as a Phillie on Friday," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said with a twinkle in his eyes.

Jays fans wanted more pitching for this season and Halladay walking through the lobby of the Disney Dolphin resort at the winter meetings Monday was reason to wonder ... was he going to try a comeback?

Nope.

One day and done.


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