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Now healthy, Roy Halladay ready to dominate once again

Lower back problems were a problem for the ace last year, but CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury writes Roy Halladay is ready for another Cy Young-caliber season.

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There were a number of explanations for what went wrong for Roy Halladay in 2012. The most mentioned:

He had shoulder tightness.

He strained a muscle in his upper back.

These factors led to an inability to locate pitches with his usual precision, as well as a drop in velocity and movement on those pitches.

After a wintertime conditioning program tailored to the physical needs of a workhorse pitcher in his mid-30s, Halladay believes he's in position to have a rebound season in 2013.

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