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On 05/16/2012 08:01 PM in MLB

More bad news for the Phillies

Elbow inflammation forces Worley to DL

By Todd Zolecki / MLB.com | 05/16/12 11:30 AM ET


CHICAGO -- Phillies right-hander Vance Worley said Tuesday afternoon that he was not worried about the soreness in his right elbow.

On Wednesday, however, Worley was placed him on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation.

The Phillies recalled left-hander Joe Savery from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to take Worley's place on the 25-man roster, and right-hander Kyle Kendrick will fill Worley's rotation spot and pitch Wednesday night against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

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Worley said Tuesday he has felt some discomfort in his elbow for about a month.

"It's something I can pitch on, but it's just bothering me enough where I want another opinion on it," he said.

Worley remained in Philadelphia following Tuesday's game against Houston to get his elbow evaluated.