MLB notes: Roy Hallady to return Saturday

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay throws against the Chicago Cubs in the first...

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay throws against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning during their MLB National League baseball game in Chicago, Illinois, May 17, 2012. (REUTERS)

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Roy Halladay's season isn't over yet. The veteran right-hander has been battling soreness behind his right shoulder but was given the go-ahead to start Saturday for the Philadelphia Phillies.

The 35-year-old "looked fine" in a bullpen session Wednesday, MLB.com reported.

Halladay will enter the game with a 10-8 record and a 4.40 earned-run average -- his highest since 2000 with the Toronto Blue Jays.

PITCH PREPARED FOR GREINKE

The Los Angeles Angels are so determined to sign potential free agent Zack Greinke that they will dump pitchers Ervin Santana and Dan Haren to raise the funds for a long-term offer.

Santana has a $13-million club option for next season but could be bought out for $1 million, a source told MLB.com. Haren has a $15.5-million option but could be bought out for $3.5 million.

Greinke, 28, has a 6-2 record and 3.40 earned-run average since being acquired July 27 from the Milwaukee Brewers in a trade.

METS NOT SET TO SPEND

The New York Mets aren't planning a quick fix by signing some high-profile free agents next season.

While B.J. Upton and Shane Victorino are among the free agents likely to become available, the Mets don't see them as an answer to their outfield woes.

The Mets payroll is about $90 million this season and likely won't rise much next year, sources told the New York Daily News.

Outfielders such as Jason Bay, Lucas Duda and Mike Baxter have struggled for the Mets this season.

BRIEFLY

The San Francisco Giants will not activate Melky Cabrera in the playoffs, even if he has served his ban for using performance-enhancing drugs, according to CSNBayArea.com. The outfielder will sit out the final 45 games of the season and would be required to miss the first five playoff games as well. The Giants were 25-12 in his absence, entering play Wednesday night ... Baltimore Orioles left-hander Randy Wolf is out for the season because of a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. He pitched in five games for the Orioles, who acquired him Aug. 31 after he was released by the Milwaukee Brewers.

 


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