Toronto – The Toronto Blue Jays are pleased to announce the signing of the 2003 AL Cy Young Award winner, RHP Roy Halladay, to a three-year, $40 million (US) contract extension for the 2008, 2009 and 2010 seasons. Halladay will earn $10 million in 2008, $14.25 million in 2009 and $15.75 million in 2010 (all figures in US dollars). Halladay has reaffirmed his commitment to the organization, the City of Toronto and the Club's efforts in community outreach pledging to donate $100,000 in each of these three seasons to the Jays Care Foundation.

Halladay, 28, posted a 12-4 record with a 2.41 ERA last season and led all American League pitchers with five complete games despite not pitching after July 8. The 6-6, 225 lb. right-hander was the Blue Jays Opening Day starter in 2005 for the third consecutive season. In 19 starts, he allowed 118 hits and 18 walks in 141.2 innings while recording 108 strikeouts. Halladay was leading the American League in ERA and was set to make his third career All-Star Game appearance prior to suffering a fractured left tibia on July 8 at Texas.

In 2004, the Blue Jays and Halladay agreed to a four-year contract running through the 2007 season. At the time of the signing, Roy and his wife Brandy, announced the launch of DOC'S BOX FOR KIDS. Through his contributions to the Jays Care Foundation, Roy and Brandy hosted children, along with their families, from the Hospital for Sick Children, at Rogers Centre to watch selected games from the Halladay family's luxury suite. The kids are treated to a day in a suite complete with souvenirs and the opportunity to meet the ace pitcher himself before the game.

Halladay owns a career record of 79-43 with a 3.70 ERA in 184 games, 159 starts. He currently ranks third in franchise history in ERA and is sixth in wins. The Denver, Colorado native was the Blue Jays first round selection in the 1995 June First Year Player Draft. In 2003 he was named the American League Cy Young Award winner after posting a franchise record 22 wins (22-7) with nine complete games, two shutouts, a 3.25 ERA and a league leading 266.0 innings pitched.

Major League Baseball – 16 March 2006

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