Report: Roy Halladay Would Waive No-Trade Clause to Join Yankees

by NESN Staff

November 28, 2009

Report: Roy Halladay Would Waive No-Trade Clause to Join Yankees Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay is making this year's hot stove chatter a lot more heated, especially in the Northeast.

According to Slam! Sports, Halladay has a full no-trade clause but would waive it to go to the Bronx.

?I don?t know who Toronto will wind up with,? a major league executive told Bob Elliot on Friday. ?I don?t know when he is going, and I don?t know where he?s going. But I do know that Halladay has told the Jays he?ll approve a trade to the Yankees.?    

Both the Red Sox and Angels also are believed to be still in the hunt for the 32-year-old 2003 Cy Young Award winner. Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos isn't opposed to trading within the division for the right deal, and teams reportedly will be granted a 72-hour window to work out an extension with Halladay, who will become a free agent after the 2010 season.

Halladay went 17-10 with a 2.79 ERA this past season to improve his 12-year career record to 148-76.

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