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Vance Worley Injury: Phillies Pitcher Feels No Pain In Big League Return

Not much good comes out of collecting a third straight loss, however, the Philadelphia Phillies were able to send starting pitcher Vance Worley to the mound Monday for the first time in 24 days. The overall result was a 4-3 loss, but Worley was able to toss 80 pitches in four innings and suffer no-ill effects in the outing.

"No tightness or anything," Worley said.

Worley, who will be pitching with a bone chip in his elbow for the remainder of the season, was a bit erratic in the first inning but bounced-back nicely and was able to last longer than his 75-pitch count placed on him.

"It's nice knowing that there's nothing in there that's going to bother me," Worley said. "I've just got to go out there and pitch."

The Phillies and Dodgers continue their four-game series Tuesday (7:05 p.m. ET on Comcast Sports Network), while Worley is expected to return to the five-man rotation.

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