Vance Worley said that the health of his right elbow isn't to blame for his recent struggles.
Worley has been pitching with loose bodies in his right elbow since May and will require offseason surgery, but he doesn't want to use it as an excuse. "It hasn't affected me," said Worley, who has a 5.80 ERA in 11 starts since the start of July. "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." It doesn't sound like the Phillies will shut Worley down, but he can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.