Vance Worley SP MIN Aug 13 '12
The Phillies haven't discussed shutting down Vance Worley.
Worley is currently pitching through a bone chip in his elbow which will require surgery. With the Phillies out of the race, some have speculated that he could have the surgery now to begin the rehab process sooner, but the Phillies have no current plans to go that route. "My understanding is the issue isn't going to take a whole offseason to recover from," said Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock. "As long as he can still pitch and there's not a risk of him hurting himself ... and from everything I understand, there's no issue there." Worley has a 3.97 ERA and 97/42 K/BB ratio over 118 innings this season.