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Vance Worley | Relief Pitcher | #48

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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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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. Jun 22 - 5:22 PM

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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.
Jun 14 - 4:02 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.
Apr 15 - 11:21 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.
Apr 10 - 5:19 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.
Apr 8 - 5:38 PM

Vance Worley gave up one run in two innings in a rain-shortened outing against the Phillies on Friday night.

He didn’t return after a 47-minute rain delay. The Orioles surprised many when they released Miguel Gonzalez this week, but Worley is likely bound for the bullpen. Mike Wright has already been named the fourth starter while Tyler Wilson appears to be the favorite for the fifth starter job until Kevin Gausman (shoulder) is ready.
Apr 1 - 10:43 PM

Vance Worley will start for the Orioles in Friday's exhibition game at Citizens Bank Park.

Miguel Gonzalez was released on Wednesday afternoon, opening the door to Worley possibly claiming a rotation spot. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Wednesday that the 28-year-old right-hander remains a candidate.
Mar 30 - 9:01 PM

Vance Worley surrendered six runs -- four earned -- in 3 1/3 innings Thursday against the Red Sox.

Miguel Gonzalez's abysmal showing this spring could potentially open the door for someone else to sneak into the Orioles rotation. Worley would have seemed to be the top candidate to do that, but he certainly didn't help himself today.
Mar 17 - 5:21 PM

Vance Worley pitched two hitless innings against the Blue Jays on Friday.

Worley is probably going to find himself pitching in middle relief for the Orioles unless one of their starters opens up on the disabled list. It's hard to imagine him amassing fantasy value in Camden Yards and the AL East.
Mar 4 - 5:34 PM

Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun writes that "the likelihood is growing" that the Orioles will look internally to fill the fifth spot in the starting rotation.

The Orioles are keeping their options open in the free agent and trade markets, but they remain reluctant to give up their first-round pick to sign Yovani Gallardo. Barring a late addition, Baltimore is looking at a group which includes the likes of Vance Worley, Tyler Wilson, Mike Wright, and possibly even Brian Matusz. Worley has the most starting experience of the bunch and might be the early front-runner.
Feb 3 - 1:03 PM

Orioles and RHP Vance Worley avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.6 million contract.

Worley, who was claimed off waivers from the Pirates back in October, was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. The 28-year-old posted a 4.02 ERA and 49/21 K/BB ratio over 71 2/3 innings this past season between the rotation and the bullpen. The Orioles could use him in a similar swingman-type role in 2016.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 12:26:00 PM

Orioles claimed RHP Vance Worley off waivers from the Pirates.

Worley made $2.45 million this season while posting a 4.02 ERA and 49/21 K/BB ratio in 71 2/3 innings over eight starts and 15 relief appearances. With his experience between the rotation and bullpen, he could be a useful piece for Baltimore. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 03:39:00 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Vance Worley from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Worley accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A about a month ago, but now he's back with the big club. The 27-year-old has posted a 3.78 ERA and 47/19 K/BB ratio over 69 innings with the Pirates this season. He figures to pitch in long relief.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 10:29:00 AM

According to a source of SB Nation's Chris Cotillo, Vance Worley has accepted an assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The Pirates sent Worley outright to Triple-A on August 7. With the big club, he held a 3.78 ERA and a 47/19 K/BB ratio across 69 innings. He's a possible trade candidate, as he holds respectable major league numbers.
Mon, Aug 10, 2015 05:30:00 PM

Pirates sent RHP Vance Worley outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The 27-year-old did a nice job in his time with the Pirates this season, registering a 3.78 ERA and 47/19 K/BB ratio over 69 innings. He could be attractive to be dealt to a contender looking for pitching depth in the coming weeks.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 07:57:00 PM

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Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
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4Mychal Givens
5Dylan Bundy
6Vance Worley
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8Ashur Tolliver
9Odrisamer Despaigne
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