Vance Worley has been activated from the Philadelphia Phillies 15-day disabled list, according to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. Zolecki adds that Worley will start Monday’s game for the Phillies when they begin their series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Worley activated. Kratz optioned. Worley starts tomorrow.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) June 3, 2012
Worley will slide into the rotation spot left vacant by injured right-hander Roy Halladay. The Phillies placed Halladay on their disabled list last week with a strained latissimus dorsi that is expected to keep him sidelined for six-to-eight weeks.
Placed on the DL May 12 with inflammation in his right elbow, Worley didn’t require a stint in the minors but did log a successful bullpen session on Friday. Worley’s elbow responded well to the work on Saturday and the Phillies made the move official today.
Prior to his injury, Worley had maintained an ERA and WHIP of 3.07 and 1.341 over his seven starts. During these 44 innings pitched, Worley has posted 9.2 SO/9 and 3.1 BB/9.