Vance Worley, who was diagnosed with loose bodies in his pitching elbow in May and has been largely horrible ever since, will head to the disabled list and undergo elbow surgery within the next 10 days.
Beerleaguer: Well, yeah. The Phils displayed a rather surprising lack of caution with their young right-hander, even after conceding the season well over a month ago. There was that terrible start at home Aug. 6 against the Braves, which was blamed on a stomach bug. But when he didn't turn it around the next turn, or the next, the Phils should have really considered cutting it short there. Offseason surgery was in the cards anyway. They're playing for pride. So enjoy the offseason, Vance, and we'll see you in spring. Tyler Cloyd will replace Worley on the roster and pitch tonight, so the events of the last few hours appear well calculated.