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It has been just over 7 weeks since Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vance Worley had elbow surgery to remove a loose body and bone spur. Worley has been working hard to rehab and is on track to be ready for Spring Training.
Two days after his surgery on September 7th, Worley began running to get himself ready for 2013. Worley now is working out at Citizens Bank Park five days a week to get his elbow back to 100%, strengthening his shoulder, and preparing his body for the rigors of a long season. He is playing catch from about 60 feet and throwing at between 60% and 70% effort. The Phillies trainers are encouraged by what they see.
Worley said that “there is no question” that he will be ready for Spring Training. He hopes to rebound from a 6-9 record and 4.20 ERA to the form he had during his rookie year when he was 11-3 and came in third in Rookie of the Year voting.
Expect Worley to be ready to go in February unless there is an unexpected setback or, more likely, if the righ...
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Vance Worley was expected to be a dependable fourth starter in the pitching rotation. The 25-year old was a major surprise in the 2011 season, compiling an 11-3 record with an ERA of 3.01. Injuries to Roy Oswalt and Joe Blanton created an opportunity for Worley to prove he belonged in the big leagues...
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