The Philadelphia Phillies season full of injuries (although nothing like the the Yankees, Rays and Blue Jays woes) continued with news that last night’s starter Vance Worley has been placed on the 15-day Disabled List with an elbow injury. He will undergo surgery and is out for the remainder of the season.
On the season, Worley has posted a 4.20 ERA, 3.85 FIP and 4.04 xFIP in 23 starts. He has only one win since July 20, and has allowed four or more runs five times in his last eight starts. After last night’s outing against the Mets, allowing four runs in just over four innings, Worley insisted his recent struggles had nothing to do with the bone chips in his elbow.
It hasn’t affected me. I’m just not getting pitches where I need to get them. It’s all about pitch location. That’s why I got beat tonight and pulled from the game. I don;t feel anything at all. I’m just having a tough stretch.
Funny how things change over 24 hours.
The Phillies recalled pitcher Tyler Cloyd from Triple-A to take the spot of Cole Hamels, who will miss tonight’s scheduled start due to a stomach virus. When Hamels returns, Cloyd will likely take Worley’s spot in the rotation.