The Philadelphia Phillies can breathe a sigh of relief. An MRI on Vance Worley's injured right elbow revealed no structural damage.
"There's inflammation in the posterior joint. No structural damage," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Wednesday. "Right now we're going to shut him down for a week from throwing. And then we'll get him reevaluated and hopefully by that time he'll start another throwing program. Generally its pretty good news. When you don't have structural damage - as far as the future is concerned - that's a good thing."
Worley was placed on the disabled list this week after experiencing inflammation in his right elbow. There is no set timetable for his return, but Amaro said Worley would try throwing again once he has been shut down for a full week.
The 24-year old right hander had gotten off to a strong start this season, amassing a 3-2 record with a 3.07 ERA in his first seven starts.