Well, apparently Tyler Cloyd won't have to audition for a September spot in the Phillies rotation after all.
Vance Worley was placed on the 15-day disbaled list this afternoon. Worley, who has been pitching with loose bodies in his elbow since landing on the DL for the first time in mid-May, will undergo surgery at some point in the next 7-10 days.
The procedure is similar to one Cole Hamels had last offseason. Worley is expected to be fully recovered before reporting to spring training.
Cloyd, 12-1 with a 2.35 ERA in 22 starts at Triple A Lehigh Valley, was called up earlier today when Cole Hamels (stomach illness) was scratched form his scheduled start. Cloyd isn't guaranteed to stick in the rotation (Lehigh teammate Jonathan Pettibone's own performance may warrant a September call-up).
But Cloyd is obviously getting the first crack at breaking into the starting five.
Worley, meanwhile, got knocked out of Tuesday night's start after blowing a 4-1 lead and being unable to pitch out of the fifth inning. He had a 5.80 ERA in his last 11 starts.