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Worley to DL; Phillies Trade Minor Leaguer

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-By now you likely know that Vance Worley has hit the DL with elbow inflammation. The injury was reported yesterday and today the Phillies decided to DL him with Joe Savery joining the team in Chicago. There is no word on the severity of the injury, but it’s never good when it’s an elbow. Kyle Kendrick starts in his place tonight.

On a side note, Will Carroll from SI.com tweeted recently that 91 pitchers were currently on the DL. If that number is correct, I expect that Worley is the 92nd. Think about that for a second. That’s a ridiculous amount of injured pitchers.

-The Phillies have reportedly swapped minor leaguers with the Tampa Bay Rays. Long-time Phillies farmhand Rich Thompson goes to the Rays for OF Kyle Hudson.

Thompson had a cup of tea with the Royals in ’04 but hasn’t been back to the show since. Hudson had a brief stint with the Orioles a year ago. He’s expected to go to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

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  1. GM

    May 16, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Imagine if they had traded Blanton. Very happy that we still have Big Joe.

  2. Andrew from Waldorf

    May 16, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Can Hudson play first?

    Ryan Howard – 3 years/$54M (2009-11) & 5 years/$125M (2012-16), plus 2017 club option
    2012 – $20 million
    2013 – $20 million
    2014 – $25 million
    2015 – $25 million
    2016 – $25 million
    2017 – $23 million

  3. Bob in Bucks

    May 16, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Back at it again Andrew! And you have been so good. Strange to bring it up when he is not even playing. What is the point?

  4. Don M

    May 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm


    Hudson has played only OF in his professional career.

    And thank you for listing Ryan Howard’s salary for those that may have been curious…

  5. branderson925

    May 16, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Yo, Pat. You might wanna correct that link for Rich Thompson. Not a big deal and idk how many people even care but I was trying to click it to check out Thompson’s stats with the Phils and I found that link goes to another Rich Thompson (a pitcher)

    Just lookin out

  6. Manny

    May 16, 2012 at 4:48 pm


  7. brooks

    May 16, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    I was a huge advocate of trading JB – last year and the beginning of this year but I am sure glad nobody listens to me!

    With Worley out, are the Phils going to get another starter?
    KK ?

    If KK fails miserably, will he still be thrown in the starters rotation? I wonder what Freaky Diekey would be like with long relief?

    • Jaron B

      May 16, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      If KK fails, I think Dave Bush is in AAA. He’s the most likely candidate to get the nod but KK would have to give up more than four runs in each of his starts and Worley would have to spend at least four starts on the DL for Bush to get the nod. Personally, I think Bush should be called up for the Nats series and put KK back in the ‘pen.

  8. bacardipr05

    May 16, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    They have little choice but to go with KK. That was the main reason he was resigned. Or they can go with Bush or possibly Cloyd. They will go with KK for a few starts before going the other options.

  9. George

    May 16, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    It’s maybe a little premature to worry about replacing KK.

    But just in case they have to, both Scott Elarton and Tyler Cloyd have been more effective at Lehigh Valley than Dave Bush has been.

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