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Sore elbow sends Phillies starter Vance Worley to DL

May 16, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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Yesterday the Phillies announced that Vance Worley wouldn’t be making his scheduled start today because of a sore elbow and now they’ve placed him on the disabled list with inflammation.

Kyle Kendrick will step into Worley’s rotation spot beginning tonight versus the Cubs and the Phillies called up left-handed reliever Joe Savery to take his spot on the roster.

Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and Cole Hamels understandably get all the attention, but Worley had picked up right where he left off last season with a 3.07 ERA and 45/15 K/BB ratio in 44 innings spread over seven starts. He’s thrown 189 total innings as a big leaguer, posting a 2.91 ERA and 176/65 K/BB ratio.

And now the 24-year-old right-hander joins Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Jim Thome, Laynce Nix, Michael Martinez, Michael Stutes, and David Herndon on an overflowing disabled list.

  1. ame123 - May 16, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    As long as I don’t hear Dr James Andrews mentioned, I’m not going to panic.

    • rpink24 - May 16, 2012 at 12:15 PM

      Holy hell, don’t jinx him. The Phillies DL’ed him before he saw a doctor, not good.

      • ame123 - May 16, 2012 at 12:34 PM

        Yet Worly himself stated he’s not concerned.. that’s good.

  2. 12strikes - May 16, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Isn’t there someone in the minors they could call up to give it a shot. If the kid gets his doors blown off then have KK jump in.

    I’m so tired of Kendrick. He is not any good.

    • deepstblu - May 16, 2012 at 12:21 PM

      Their best starters in AAA are Scott Elarton and Dave Bush, who have career major league ERAs that are worse than Kendrick’s.

      • ame123 - May 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM

        Not true, Cloyd and Hyatt are both young and have upside, especially Cloyd.

  3. mungman69 - May 16, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    If Kendrick was left in the starting rotation he would be pretty good.

    • Jonny 5 - May 16, 2012 at 1:01 PM

      What would he be pretty good at?

      • paperlions - May 16, 2012 at 1:11 PM

        That, is freaking funny.

      • 12strikes - May 16, 2012 at 1:16 PM


      • Utley's Hair - May 16, 2012 at 1:49 PM

        Batting practice?

    • drmonkeyarmy - May 16, 2012 at 1:51 PM

      Listen, I like KK but he is not good. Not good at all. He is a passable 5th starter I suppose but he is a disaster waiting to happen. Go look at his advanced statistics on fangraphs. He has only shown slight improvement over the years. It is the same thing every season… is just that sometimes the rockets are hit right at people. Unsustainable.

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