Evaluating the Ben Revere Trade

Charlie Manuel wanted a centerfielder who can catch and cover ground, naming Michael Bourn as his first example. Ruben Amaro got his manager the next best thing, and at a much cheaper price than the supposed $18 million a year Bourn wants. The Phillies acquired 24-year-old centerfielder Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins in exchange … Continue reading Evaluating the Ben Revere Trade

Phillies Acquire OF Ben Revere From Twins; Trade Vance Worley, Trevor May

UPDATE – According to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, the Phillies have acquired outfielder Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins. In the deal, the Phillies will be sending starting pitcher Vance Worley and top pitching prospect Trevor May to the Twins. Revere will now be the Phillies starting centerfielder. Worley went 6-9 with a 4.20 ERA in … Continue reading Phillies Acquire OF Ben Revere From Twins; Trade Vance Worley, Trevor May

Injury Update: Polanco, Ruiz, Worley

POLANCO’S SEASON DONE — The 2012 season has come to a close for third baseman Placido Polanco. The Phillies put Polanco on the 15-day DL with back inflammation, but with it being in September it is easy to think he will stay there for the remainder of the season. This will enable Kevin Frandsen to play … Continue reading Injury Update: Polanco, Ruiz, Worley

Phillies Shut Down Vance Worley For Season

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies have shut down right-handed starting pitcher Vance Worley. Worley, who had been pitching with a bone chip in his right elbow for the last three months, will have surgery on his right elbow in 7-10 days. Worley was pulled with one out in the 5th inning of yesterday’s 9-5 loss … Continue reading Phillies Shut Down Vance Worley For Season

Schierholtz Stars In Debut; Phils Win

Phillies 3, Nationals 2 WP – Vance Worley (6-6, 3.63) LP – Edwin Jackson (6-7, 3.57) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (23) WASHINGTON — Nate Schierholtz expressed that he was happy to get a fresh start in Philadelphia. If he plays like he did in the Phillies 3-2 win on a regular basis, his leash will … Continue reading Schierholtz Stars In Debut; Phils Win

6th Inning Slam Puts Giants Past Worley, Phillies

Giants 7, Phillies 2 WP – Tim Lincecum (4-10, 5.72) LP – Vance Worley (5-6, 3.82) PHILADELPHIA — Through five innings Vance Worley was nearly unhittable. With eight strikeouts and only a run and three hits allowed, Worley began the 6th inning. After loading the bases on a pair of singles and a walk, Worley … Continue reading 6th Inning Slam Puts Giants Past Worley, Phillies

Series Preview: vs Los Angeles Dodgers

PHI: 28-27, 5th in NL East; LAD: 33-21, 1st in NL West When: June 4-7 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Monday: Vance Worley (3-2, 3.07) vs Clayton Kershaw (4-3, 2.32) Tuesday: Cliff Lee (0-2, 3.00) vs Chad Billingsley (2-4, 4.09) Wednesday: Kyle Kendrick (2-4, 4.02) vs Chris Capuano (7-2, 2.50) Thursday: Cole Hamels (8-2, … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Los Angeles Dodgers

Phils Get Good News On Worley

The Phillies rotation took a hit last week when Roy Halladay went on the DL. All eyes turned to Vance Worley to get healthy and it looks like the young right-hander will be ready to rejoin the rotation by Monday. Worley threw a second bullpen session today, and said his session went well. He felt no … Continue reading Phils Get Good News On Worley

Phillies Could Possibly Worry About Worley

There is one name in all of baseball that is feared when it’s uttered: Dr. James Andrews. Phillies injured starting pitcher Vance Worley visited Dr. Andrews Monday afternoon, seeking a second opinion on his elbow. UPDATE (via Todd Zolecki): Worley back from 2nd opinion. Said same diagnosis as Phillies doctors. No Tommy John. Will have to … Continue reading Phillies Could Possibly Worry About Worley

Phils Place Worley On DL

Phillies place Vance Worley on the 15-day DL with right elbow inflammation. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) May 16, 2012 The Phillies have placed starting pitching Vance Worley on the 15-day DL with right elbow inflammation and could miss at least three starts. The move is retroactive to Worley’s last start on May 12, which means … Continue reading Phils Place Worley On DL