Over the last couple of days there have been reports that one of the minor league players involved in the blockbuster deal that landed Roy Halladay in Toronto and Cliff Lee in Seattle failed his physical exam, preventing the deal from being finalized.
Rotoworld says that player is former Cardinals top prospect Brett Wallace. Apparently an MRI on the third baseman-first baseman-designated hitter's throwing shoulder raised some red flags with doctors.
Wallace, who the Cardinals traded in July as part of a package that landed Matt Holliday, was swapped from Oakland to Toronto as part of the three-way trade of the Cy Young Award winning pitchers.
Few details about the problem with the shoulder have been released. But, upon closer inspection, Wallace got the all clear from doctors and the trade was finalized on Wednesday.