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Roy Halladay retires with Blue Jays

Updated: December 9, 2013, 4:48 PM ET
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Citing a desire to avoid surgery for an ailing back and wanting to spend more time with his family, two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay retired Monday after 16 seasons in the major leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies.

The 36-year-old right-hander signed a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Blue Jays, where he spent the first 12 years of his career.

He choked up and held back tears while making the announcement at a news conference at the ...

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