Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writes that Vance Worley "would seem to have the edge" over Jeff Locke for the fifth spot in the Pirates' rotation.
Vance Worley won his arbitration case against the Pirates and will make a $2.45 million salary in 2015.
Vance Worley requested $2.45 million and was offered $2 million from the Pirate when arbitration figures were exchanged.
Vance Worley is on the Pirates' roster for Wednesday's Wild Card Game against the Giants.
Vance Worley picked up a no-decision despite allowing one run over 6 1/3 innings as the Pirates defeated the Reds on Friday.
Vance Worley threw eight scoreless innings, allowing just four hits, in Sunday's 1-0 defeat of the Brewers.
Vance Worley will start on Sunday versus the Brewers.
Vance Worley has been moved to the bullpen.
Vance Worley labored through five innings, allowing three runs, but went home with his seventh win as the Pirates topped the Phillies on Wednesday.
Vance Worley racked up six strikeouts on Friday, but had to settle for a no-decision against the Cubs after allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits over his 4 2/3 innings.
Vance Worley limited the Reds to two runs -- one earned -- over 6 1/3 innings Saturday in a Pirates victory.
Vance Worley allowed 12 hits and four runs over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Brewers on Sunday.
Vance Worley allowed six runs in the first inning, sending him to a loss on Monday against the Braves.
Vance Worley fell to 5-2 after allowing five runs (three earned) in 5 1/3 innings as the Pirates fell to the Tigers by an 8-4 margin on Wednesday.