"I think he can help us," Manuel said. "I think he can help us out of the bullpen and I think he can help us as a starter. I think he has helped us."
Worley is 11-2 with a 2.92 ERA. He would be a lock to start in the postseason, except Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels and Roy Oswalt are in the rotation. Oswalt has missed much of the season because of a back injury, but has pitched better recently.
Worley doesn't sound too worried about it.
"If I get thrown into the 'pen, I get thrown in the 'pen," he said. "I know I can throw there. If I'm going to come out of the 'pen, it would probably be better just sticking with the 'pen. If they give me another spot start, then they do. But if they're going to put me in the 'pen, just leave me in the 'pen then."
Worley said he wouldn't need time to get acclimated to the bullpen because he has done it before.
"I'm just glad to be here," he said. "I don't really care what my role is. I'm just glad to be able to contribute."