Worley to have season-ending elbow surgery

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)

August 29, 2012 6:17:43 PM PDT
Phillies right-hander Vance Worley has been placed on the disabled list and will have elbow surgery next month.

Worley was shut down on Wednesday, a day after another subpar outing. The righty was 6-9 with a 4.20 ERA this year after going 11-3 with a 3.01 ERA as a rookie last year. He had a 5.80 ERA in 11 starts since July 3.

Righty Tyler Cloyd was called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to start in place of the ailing Cole Hamels against the Mets on Wednesday night. Cloyd would then take Worley's spot in the rotation.