Phillies starting pitcher Vance Worley is heading to the disabled list and will have elbow surgery within the next 10 days.
Worley was diagnosed with calcium deposits, or loose bodies, in the lining of his right elbow in May. He was expected to have surgery in the offseason.
Worley lasted 4 1/3 innings and gave up nine hits in the Phillies' 9-5 loss to the Mets on Tuesday.
Since the start of July, the 24-year-old right-hander has an ERA of 5.80 in 11 starts. He has a 6.75 ERA in his last five starts.
“It hasn’t affected me,” Worley said after Tuesday's game. “I’m just not getting pitches where I need to get them. It’s all about pitch location. That’s why I got beat tonight and pulled from the game.
“I don’t feel anything at all. I’m just having a tough stretch.”