MILWAUKEE -- Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said no decisions have been made, but if Vance Worley pitches in the bullpen in the postseason, he should be fine.
"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."
Valdez out after injuring hamstring on steal
MILWAUKEE -- Wilson Valdez is one of the more gregarious players in the Phillies' clubhouse, but he wasn't terribly jovial Sunday morning at Miller Park.
Valdez injured his left hamstring stealing a base in the eighth inning in Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Valdez was limping noticeably, but remained in the game until Jimmy Rollins pinch-hit for him in the 10th inning.
He didn't feel great Sunday.
"It just feels tight right now," Valdez said. "I was cramping a lot last night."
Valdez said he hadn't had any problems with his hamstring before stealing the base. In fact, he said he only felt it when he popped up from his slide.
"It felt weird," he said. "Then when I started walking it got worse and worse."
Valdez said he could play if needed, but he doesn't want to blow out the hamstring and miss a significant period of time. Michael Martinez got the start at shortstop Sunday.
Valdez said he has no plans to get a MRI.
Rollins sits, but will be in Monday's lineup
MILWAUKEE -- Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins said he felt fine running and playing in the field Saturday at Miller Park.
He made an unexpected appearance in the 10th inning Saturday, when Wilson Valdez had to leave the game because of tightness in his left hamstring.
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said while Rollins would not start Sunday in the series finale against the Brewers, he would be available.
Manuel started Michael Martinez at shortstop and played Pete Orr at second base.
Manuel also said Rollins would start Monday in Houston.
Club could clinch division title in Houston
MILWAUKEE -- The Phillies have some unusual logistics to consider as they plan for the upcoming week.
The magic number to clinch their fifth consecutive National League East title is six. It is not impossible, but unlikely the Phils clinch the division in Houston because it would require them to sweep the Astros at Minute Maid Park and the Marlins to sweep the Braves at Turner Field.
It is possible the Phillies can clinch Thursday, when they play a doubleheader against the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park.
But what happens if the Phils clinch with a victory in Game 1? Could they break out the champagne and beer with a game to play just a couple hours later?
The club has made no decisions, but it seems unlikely it would celebrate in between games. Instead, the Phils likely would wait until after Game 2. It would not be ideal, but there are worse things than having to wait a few hours to celebrate a division title.
Assuming the Phillies don't clinch in Houston, ideally they would clinch following Game 2 on Thursday or later in the week.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.