Former Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay admitted at Wednesday's press conference that a lower back issue last spring led to the right hander altering his upper body mechanics and aggravating his shoulder. The result was a really crummy season for the likely Hall of Famer, substantially contributing to the Phillies' failure to win their sixth straight National League East title.

Per Matt Gelb at the Inquirer, Halladay's legendary workout routine has been altered, and he is "confident" that his back and shoulder injuries are behind him. For more details on the presser, please go read Mr. Gelb!

Halladay also dismissed the impact of any possible, permanent loss of velocity.