The youngest pitcher on the Phillies staff is headed to the disabled list.
Righty Vance Worley was shut down Wednesday morning with right elbow inflammation -- a day after news broke that he would miss his scheduled start Wednesday night in Chicago. The move was retroactive to Saturday.
It's unclear the severity of Worley's throwing arm injury. Expect more on that in the coming days.
The loss of Worley is a big one for the Phils. The 24-year-old was 3-2 with a 3.07 ERA in seven starts for the Phillies this season. He averaged more than a strikeout an inning, had a 3:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and posted five quality starts.
Fellow righty Kyle Kendrick will step in for Worley Wednesday night against the Cubs while lefty Joe Savery will take Worley's roster spot and Kendrick's spot in the bullpen.
The addition of Savery gives the Phightins four lefties (Antonio Bastardo, Raul Valdes and Jake Diekman) out of the pen. Savery went 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in eight appearances for the Phillies earlier this season. In four games with the Triple-A IronPigs this season, the lefty posted two saves with a 1.59 ERA.