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Vance Worley | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (0) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Nationals signed RHP Vance Worley to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Worley finally has a new home after being non-tendered by the Orioles this offseason. The deal comes with a $1 million base salary if he makes the big league roster with another $1.65 million available in incentives. Worley fared reasonably well as a long reliever/spot-starter last year, logging a 3.53 ERA over 35 outings. The right-hander should occupy a similar role in Washington. This will be Worley's fifth team in the last six seasons. Jan 28 - 6:30 PM

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Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports that the Orioles have interest in re-signing free agent right-hander Vance Worley.

Kubatko notes that after bringing back Mark Trumbo, the club may not be shopping at the high end of the free agent pitching market, which would rule out Jason Hammel. Worley was non-tendered by the O's in December rather than giving him a raise in his final year of arbitration. He was projected by to earn $3.3 million in arbitration.
Source: MASN Sports
Jan 22 - 5:06 PM

Orioles non-tendered RHP Vance Worley.

The O's have opted not to give "Vanimal" a raise in his final year of arbitration eligibility after he posted a 3.53 ERA over 35 appearances -- four starts -- last season. He's now a free agent.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 04:52:00 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that Vance Worley will probably be skipped over in the rotation against the Blue Jays this weekend.

Per Showalter, Worley should be available out of the bullpen for the key weekend series between the two AL East contenders. Worley should feel comfortable enough there -- the 29-year-old right-hander has actually mostly pitched out of the pen this season, with 22 relief appearances compared to just four starts. Depending on how the Orioles want to play this, he could return to a starting role next week.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 04:55:00 PM

Vance Worley took a no-decision in Sunday's win over the Indians, allowing two runs on five hits over seven innings.

Worley struck out three and walked three on the afternoon. Both runs on his line scored in the fourth, with Tyler Naquin burning him for an RBI double and Roberto Perez lofting a sacrifice fly. While the 28-year-old right-hander's 1.35 WHIP is cause for some concern, his 3.09 ERA looks shiny enough. A difficult road showdown with the Blue Jays shows next on his schedule.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 05:59:00 PM

Vance Worley will start on Sunday against the Indians.

Worley allowed three runs over 4 1/3 innings in a spot start Tuesday against the Yankees, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he was pleased with how the righty pitched. The veteran righty holds a 5.40 ERA in three starts and a 2.23 mark in 18 relief appearances this season.
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 09:40:00 AM

Vance Worley allowed three runs over 4 1/3 innings in a spot start Tuesday against the Yankees.

Making just his third start of the year, Worley gave up three hits, including a two-run home run, while walking four. He's been pretty good in relief for the O's this year, owning a 3.16 ERA overall in 51 1/3 innings of work, and it's likely that he'll return to that role following Tuesday's spot start.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 10:21:00 PM

Vance Worley will start for the Orioles on Tuesday against the Yankees.

Worley has been working as the long man out of the O's bullpen, most recently working 1 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Rays. Since he isn't fully stretched out, it's hard to imagine him working longer than five innings on Tuesday, making him an even more unappealing fantasy option than he already is.
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 12:08:00 AM

Orioles activated RHP Vance Worley from the 15-day disabled list.

A strained groin sidelined him for about two weeks. The 28-year-old has enjoyed a successful year out of the bullpen, providing a 2.66 ERA over 40 2/3 innings. He'll continue to work as the Orioles' primary long reliever.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 09:33:00 PM

Vance Worley (groin) is traveling to Seattle to join the Orioles.

Worley has been out for two weeks with a right groin strain, but he's on track to be activated for the series opener against the Mariners on Thursday. The 28-year-old owns a 2.66 ERA with a 33/13 K/BB ratio covering 40 2/3 innings this season.
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 02:22:00 PM

Vance Worley (groin) threw a bullpen on Tuesday and will throw another on Thursday.

The Orioles are aiming to start Worley on a rehab assignment by June 28. The 28-year-old right-hander had pitched to a 2.66 ERA with a 33/13 K/BB ratio covering 40 2/3 innings prior to being placed on the disabled list on June 14.
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 05:22:00 PM

Orioles placed RHP Vance Worley on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 13, with a right groin strain.

It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined. Worley has pitched well in a swingman role this season, posting a 2.66 ERA and 33/13 K/BB ratio over 40 2/3 innings. He threw 63 pitches in his most recent appearance on Sunday. Odrisamer Despaigne will take his spot in Baltimore's bullpen.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 04:02:00 PM

Vance Worley picked up his first victory of the season on Friday, punching out six over six innings against the Rangers.

He did surrender five runs (four earned) on four hits and two walks in the contest, but settled in nicely after a five-run second inning to stifle the Rangers bats for the remainder and allow his offense to play catch-up. He remains an underwhelming mixed league option and has to take on the vaunted Blue Jays lineup in Baltimore on Thursday.
Fri, Apr 15, 2016 11:21:00 PM

Vance Worley proved ineffective during Sunday's win over the Rays, yielding three runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Worley was on the verge of earning a winning decision, but manager Buck Showalter pulled him from the contest with two outs in the fifth inning after he allowed an RBI single to Steve Pearce. The 28-year-old right-hander struck out five and walked one on the afternoon. There is little fantasy upside here, though Worley could be used as a filler waiver arm should the need arise.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 05:19:00 PM

Vance Worley will start for the Orioles on Sunday against the Rays.

Many felt it would be Tyler Wilson, but Worley will get the call. Worley held a 4.02 ERA over 23 appearances -- eight starts -- for the Pirates last season and can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 05:38:00 PM

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