Vance Worley to have elbow surgery

Updated: August 29, 2012, 8:03 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- 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.


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