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Kendrick to start for Worley on Wednesday

Kendrick to start for Worley on Wednesday

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PHILADELPHIA -- The last thing the Phillies need is an injury to one of their starting pitchers.

Right-hander Vance Worley (3-2, 3.07 ERA) will not make the team's trip to Chicago on Tuesday and will miss Wednesday's start against the Cubs at Wrigley Field because of soreness in his elbow. Right-hander Kyle Kendrick will start in his place, while Worley will be examined Wednesday in Philadelphia.

Left-hander Joe Savery is on his way to Chicago, and he could replace Worley on the roster if it is decided he needs to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

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Worley said he has felt some discomfort in the elbow for about a month, but he has been able to pitch through it.

"It's something I can pitch on, but it's just bothering me enough where I want another opinion on it," Worley said.

Asked how concerned he is, he said, "I'm not worried. I just want to confirm what it is. That's all."

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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