Statement from the Rays on the tragic passing of Roy Halladay

The Tampa Bay Rays and Manager Kevin Cash have issued the following statements on the sudden and tragic passing of Roy Halladay.

November 7th, 2017

The Tampa Bay Rays and Manager Kevin Cash have issued the following statements on the sudden and tragic passing of Roy Halladay:

"The Rays are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Roy Halladay. Baseball has lost one of its fiercest competitors. Roy called the Tampa Bay area home, and has long been admired and respected for his work in the community. We offer our deepest condolences to the Halladay family."

"In baseball, players often get lumped into the cliché of either being a great competitor or the strongest worker, but Roy was at the top of the list for both. People saw on TV how he dominated on days he pitched, but it was extremely inspiring for a young player to see his work ethic on the four days in between. I feel very fortunate to have known Roy. The Cash family is deeply saddened for his wife Brandy and their kids."