Two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay retired Monday because of a desire to avoid surgery for an ailing back and to spend more time with his family.
The 36-year-old right-hander signed a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays, where he spent the first 12 years of his career.
"As a baseball player, you realize that's something you can't do the rest of your life," Halladay said. "I really don't have any regrets."
Halladay was 203-105 with a 3.38 ERA in 416 games, including 390 starts. He had 20 shutouts.
Halladay was a six-time All-Star, won the 2003 A.L. Cy Young Award and went 148-76 with a 3.43 ERA with the Blue Jays.
He was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies after the 2009 season and was 40-16 with a 2.40 ERA in his first two years, winning the N.L. Cy Young Award in 2010. He pitched a perfect game that season and a no-hitter in his first postseason appearance.
But back and shoulder issues limited Halladay in 2012-13. He was 15-13 with a 5.15 ERA in 38 starts.
Hall of Fame: Three of the top five wins leaders among managers will go into the Baseball Hall of Fame together.
Tony La Russa (2,728 wins), Bobby Cox (2,504) and Joe Torre (2,326) were unanimously selected by the 16 voters on the expansion era committee. Only Connie Mack (3,731) and John McGraw (2,763) had more wins.
"They're not the easiest guys to manage against, that's for sure. But it was fun. It was always a battle," said Cox, referring to La Russa and Torre. "And I consider them enemies on the field but friends off the field."
Torre was stunned to see Marvin Miller, the pioneering players' union head, fall short of induction.
"Marvin Miller should be in," he said. "He made an impact on the game."
Rays: David Price has two more years before he can test free agency, but manager Joe Maddon knows he can't count on his ace being in the rotation next year.
The low-budget Rays are rumored to be entertaining trade offers for the 2012 Cy Young Award winner, who could be in for a huge payday after the 2015 season.
"This is how we have to operate within our little world," Maddon said. "So if it were to happen, it's one of those that's almost the word 'devastating' in a sense, but we have to recover from those kind of moments if it does actually occur."
Marlins: Free-agent first baseman Garrett Jones agreed to terms with Miami on a $7.75 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations said.
Jones began his six-year career with Minnesota but has spent the past five seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has a .254 average with 102 home runs.
Mets: Outfielder Curtis Granderson has signed a $60 million, four-year contract.