Phillies place Vance Worley on 15-day DL

Philadelphia Phillies starter Vance Worley (49) pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington, Saturday, May 5, 2012. (AP Photo Manuel Balce Ceneta)

May 16, 2012 9:49:45 AM PDT
Right-hander Vance Worley has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 12, with right elbow inflammation, the Phillies announced in a statement on Wednesday.

To fill his spot on the 25-man roster, left-hander Joe Savery has been recalled from triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Additionally, right-hander Kyle Kendrick will start for the Phillies Wednesday against the Chicago Cubs at 8:05 p.m.

Worley, 24, is 3-2 with a 3.07 ERA in seven starts this season, having allowed three earned runs or less in five of his starts while striking out 45 batters in 44.0 innings pitched.?

Savery, 26, has appeared in eight games for the Phillies this season, allowing just six hits over 8.0 innings with a 4.50 ERA.? The former first-round pick has also made four relief appearances with Lehigh Valley, going 0-0 with 2 saves and a 1.59 ERA in 5.2 innings.

Kendrick has been shuttled between the bullpen and rotation all season, going 0-3 with a 7.32 ERA in eight games.? Over his last two starts, the 27-year-old has allowed just three earned runs in 11.0 innings (2.45 ERA) while striking out nine.