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Vance Worley | Starting Pitcher | #48

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (0) / PHI
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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

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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

Pirates designated RHP Vance Worley for assignment.

The move opens a roster spot for Joe Blanton, who was acquired from the Royals late Wednesday night. Worley, 27, had a 3.78 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, and 47/19 K/BB ratio in 69 innings (eight starts, 12 relief appearances) this season for the Pirates. He is sure to draw some interest on waivers.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 03:30:00 PM

The Pirates will skip Vance Worley's next turn through the rotation.

With Charlie Morton (hip) due to back soon, Worley could be moving to the bullpen for good. Jeff Locke has apparently been chosen to keep his rotation spot over Worley.
Sun, May 17, 2015 11:41:00 AM

Vance Worley surrendered three runs (one earned) over four innings in Thursday's loss to the Phillies.

Worley didn't look particularly good in this one. In the first inning, he walked Cesar Hernandez with the bases loaded to force in a run, and he allowed eight hits overall without striking out a batter. Worley will take a mediocre 4.38 ERA and 1.62 WHIP up against the Twins in his next start.
Thu, May 14, 2015 03:49:00 PM

Vance Worley allowed five earned runs in five innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Pirates.

Pittsburgh won in comeback fashion, with middle reliever Rob Scahill picking up the win. Worley was not sharp, yielding nine hits and three walks without registering a strikeout. He gets the Phillies next on the road.
Sat, May 9, 2015 09:48:00 PM

Vance Worley tossed six innings of one-run ball but took a no-decision Sunday against the Cardinals.

Worley yielded just four hits and a walk while striking out five, and the only major blemish on his afternoon was a Matt Carpenter solo jack. But the Pirates' offense managed only two runs on 11 hits in the 14-inning loss at Busch Stadium. Worley will carry a 2-2 record, 3.90 ERA, and 1.40 WHIP into his next start against these same Cardinals. He only has fringe streamer value in standard fantasy leagues.
Sun, May 3, 2015 06:46:00 PM

Vance Worley took the loss on Monday against the Cubs, giving up four runs in six innings.

The Cubs did most of the damage with a three-run first inning, scoring once on an Anthony Rizzo double and twice on a Kris Bryant single. Overall, Worley yielded nine hits, walked one, and struck out three. The right-hander takes a 4.50 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, and an 18/9 K/BB ratio over 24 innings into a road start against the Cardinals.
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 10:41:00 PM

Vance Worley limited the Cubs to one unearned run over 5 2/3 innings en route to a win on Wednesday.

It was a windy, snowy affair in Pittsburgh. Worley battled through it, working around six hits and two walks while striking out five. A fourth-inning error by Gregory Polanco on a Kris Bryant double allowed Bryant to move to third base. Bryant then scored on a ground out, accounting for the only run Worley yielded. Worley, 2-1, carries a 4.00 ERA and gets to face the Cubs again his next time out, this time at Wrigley Field.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 10:40:00 PM

Vance Worley pitched well in Friday's victory over the Brewers, allowing just two runs on six hits over six strong innings.

The veteran right-hander racked up six strikeouts on the evening while walking four, needing 93 pitches to get through his six frames. After a disastrous opening to the season, Worley needed a strong outing to secure his spot in the Pirates rotation, and he certainly delivered. He'll carry a 5.84 ERA and 1.54 WHIP into Wednesday's matchup against the Cubs.
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 10:08:00 PM

Vance Worley surrendered six runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings against the Brewers on Saturday.

In addition to the six runs and seven hits allowed, Worley walked two and struck out four. The big hits against him were a two-run double by Hector Gomez in the second and a two-run homer by Jean Segura in the fourth. Worley will move back to the bullpen when Charlie Morton (hip) returns, though he should see his share of spot starts throughout the season.
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 09:47:00 PM

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4Audry Perez
1B1Chris Davis
2Christian Walker
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
3Steve Tolleson
SS1J.J. Hardy
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3B1Manny Machado
LF1Hyun-soo Kim
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3Alfredo Marte
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Jimmy Paredes
2Nolan Reimold
3Efren Navarro
4Joey Rickard
DH1Mark Trumbo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Ubaldo Jimenez
3Miguel Gonzalez
4Kevin Gausman
5Mike Wright
6Dylan Bundy
7Vance Worley
8Chris Lee
9Parker Bridwell
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Brian Matusz
5Mychal Givens
6Chaz Roe
7Odrisamer Despaigne
8Oliver Drake
9T.J. McFarland
10Jason Garcia
11Tyler Wilson
12Todd Redmond
13Pedro Beato
14Jeff Beliveau