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Vance Worley | Starting Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Pirates acquired RHP Vance Worley from the Twins for cash considerations; assigned him to minor league camp.
Worley was outrighted off the Twins' 40-man roster last week after a brutal showing in Grapefruit League play. He also struggled mightily last summer in Minnesota and will only be an emergency starter for Pittsburgh. It's been quite a tumble for the now-26-year-old right-hander, who finished third in the National League Rookie of the Year balloting in 2011 with the Phillies. The Bucs will try to get him on the right track at Triple-A Indianapolis. Mar 25 - 5:03 PM

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Twins sent RHP Vance Worley outright to Triple-A Rochester.

Worley finished third in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2011 and was the Twins' Opening Day starter last season, but he managed to go through waivers unclaimed. The 26-year-old held a 7.21 ERA in 10 starts for Minnesota last year and was rocked for 22 hits and 16 runs over 10 2/3 inning this spring.
Mar 21 - 3:35 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Twins have placed Vance Worley on waivers.

It's been quite a fall for the 26-year-old, as Worley finished third in NL Rookie of the Year voting while with the Phillies in 2011 and last year was the Twins' Opening Day starter. Worley held a 7.21 ERA in 10 starts for Minnesota last year and has been blasted for 22 hits and 16 runs over 10 2/3 inning this spring. Despite his recent struggles, it's possible someone will take a chance on him.
Mar 21 - 11:42 AM

Vance Worley struggled again Wednesday, giving up four runs in 3 2/3 innings of relief work.

Worley pitched three scoreless innings his first time out against the Orioles, but the Pirates have gotten to him for nine runs in five innings in his last two appearances. He may clear waivers at this rate.
Mar 12 - 5:17 PM

Vance Worley was lit up by the Pirates on Friday, allowing five runs and seven hits in 1 1/3 innings.

Worley pitched three scoreless innings last time out, but he was hit hard right from the start today. He needs to be much better to interest teams in carrying him as a starter. The Twins aren't likely to keep him, but since he's out of options, he'll likely be available to everyone at the end of the spring.
Mar 7 - 5:10 PM

Vance Worley held the Orioles scoreless for three innings in his start Monday.

Worley is out of options, so he's auditioning for all 30 teams this spring. If the Twins don't want to keep him -- and they appear to have at least five superior starters -- maybe an NL team will look to plug him into its rotation.
Mar 3 - 4:30 PM

Vance Worley lost about 20 pounds over the offseason.

Worley is coming off an awful season where he posted a 7.21 ERA with the Twins, spent a good chunk of time in the minors and also dealt with elbow issues. However, it's clear that he's motivated now as he looks to compete for the final spot in the club's rotation.
Feb 14 - 9:59 AM

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Friday that Vance Worley (elbow) has resumed playing catch without any issues.

It's a very encouraging sign that he's able to do so without experiencing any pain. Worley, who was supposed to be an impact addition when he was acquired from the Phillies this offseason, was demoted in May and has been sidelined since July 18. He had been pitching better in recent weeks though, and could still be a candidate to return to the Twins' rotation at some point before the end of the season.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 08:29:00 PM

Vance Worley has been placed on the 7-day disabled list with Triple-A Rochester due to right shoulder inflammation.

Worley, who was demoted in in May after posting an ugly 7.21 ERA in 10 starts, has a 3.88 ERA over nine starts at the Triple-A level. The 25-year-old has been mentioned for a possible call-up during the second half, but that will have to wait until he proves his health.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 04:42:00 PM

Vance Worley threw a five-hit shutout Monday in his first start with Triple-A Rochester.

Worley walked four and struck out four while throwing 119 pitches. He was demoted to the minors last week after posting an ugly 7.21 ERA across 10 starts, but figures to get another in the Twins' rotation before long.
Tue, May 28, 2013 12:35:00 PM

Twins optioned RHP Vance Worley to Triple-A Rochester.

The Twins acquired Worley from the Phillies over the winter in hopes that he would be a productive member of the starting rotation, but he has been anything but. After being knocked around for eight runs in 3 2/3 innings Wednesday by the Braves, the 25-year-old has an ugly 7.21 ERA across 10 starts. If Worley can turn things around in the minors, he figures to get another chance soon. No word yet on whether Kyle Gibson will be the choice to replace him, but don't count it out.
Wed, May 22, 2013 03:32:00 PM

Vance Worley showed some signs of life Friday, as he limited the Red Sox to one unearned run over six innings as part of a no-decision.

Worley gave up an RBI single to David Ortiz in the first inning, but he held the Red Sox off the board the rest of the way. All told, he allowed six hits and three walks while striking out one. Still, Worley owns an ugly 6.20 ERA through nine starts and will need to get more swings-and-misses to be an asset in fantasy leagues.
Fri, May 17, 2013 11:52:00 PM

Vance Worley picked up his first win of the year on Saturday night despite allowing five earned runs on 11 hits over 5 1/3 innings against the Orioles.

Worley looked like he was throwing batting practice, but the Minnesota offense finally gave him some support. The 25-year-old right-hander is 1-4 with a 7.15 ERA and 1.95 WHIP through his first 39 innings with the Twins. It's hard to see him holding fantasy value at any point this season.
Sat, May 11, 2013 10:10:00 PM

Vance Worley yielded six earned runs over 4 2/3 innings Tuesday in the Twins' loss to the Tigers.

Worley only issued one walk, but he gave up 10 hits (including three home runs) as the Tigers rolled to an easy victory. Worley is now 0-4 with a 7.22 ERA, 1.92 WHIP and 17/9 K/BB ratio through 28 2/3 innings this season. He obviously carries no fantasy relevance.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 10:08:00 PM

Vance Worley held the White Sox to one run over seven innings Saturday in a Twins victory.

Worley was handed a no-decision because Minnesota didn't capture the win until extra innings. The 25-year-old righty looked sharp all afternoon against a decent White Sox lineup, racking up seven strikeouts while scattering five hits. He will get the Rangers next.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 06:50:00 PM

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