Vance Worley P PIT 1 month ago

The Pittsburgh Pirates designated pitcher Vance Worley for assignment Thursday, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Worley was removed from the roster to open up a spot for recent acquisition Joe Blanton.

Vance Worley P PIT 2 months ago

Worley threw three scoreless relief innings Thursday, limiting the Reds to two hits and a walk while striking out two batters.

As a long man he doesn't offer much fantasy value, but he's allowed just three runs in his last eight appearances covering 21.1 innings. After a terrible start to 2015, Worley overall numbers -- 3.40 ERA and 1.37 WHIP -- are rounding into shape.

Vance Worley P PIT 3 months ago

Worley hurled four scoreless relief innings Sunday, allowing five hits and no walks while striking out four.

It's possible the Pirates replace an ineffective Jeff Locke with Worley in the rotation. Since his first appearance in early April, Worley has posted a 2.88 ERA in 40.2 frames while Locke has a 6.48 ERA in his last 41.2 innings.

Vance Worley P PIT 3 months ago

Worley will remain in the the bullpen "for now," according to manager Clint Hurdle, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Worley made his first relief appearance of the year Tuesday, tossing two scoreless, no-hit innings to bring his ERA and WHIP down to 4.17 and 1.54, respectively. He will likely stick in the bullpen at least through the weekend, though the team will need to make room on the active roster for Charlie Morton (hip) on Monday and Worley may be among the candidates to lose his spot.

Vance Worley P PIT 3 months ago

Worley will move to the bullpen when Charlie Morton (hip) returns to the rotation, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

Worley has been the weak link so far in the Pittsburgh rotation, owning a 1.62 WHIP and failing to strike out a batter in back-to-back starts. He now appears headed for long relief, representing another knock on his already-diminished fantasy value.

Vance Worley P PIT 4 months ago

Worley has the worst earned-run average (4.63) and WHIP (1.54) among current Pittsburgh starters and could be the odd man out whenever Charlie Morton returns to the rotation.

Morton will make a rehab start Thursday. Curiously, Worley is also scheduled to pitch for the Bucs in Philadelphia on Thursday. With the two starters lining up on the same day, it would be quite easy for the team to switch them out for their following start -- providing Morton suffers no setbacks.

Vance Worley P PIT 4 months ago

Worley pitched five innings, allowing nine hits and five runs in the 7-5 win over the Cardinals Saturday.

Worley did not factor in the decision as he left down 5-3 before Carlos Martinez imploded in the sixth inning. He also failed to record a strikeout and his only fantasy value right now is that of the deepest NL leagues. His next game comes Thursday in Philadelphia against one of the worst offenses in the league.

Vance Worley P PIT 4 months ago

Worley gave up one run on four hits over six innings on Sunday, which included one walk and five strikeouts.

Worley earned the no decision in a solid performance, but the Pirates ended up losing in 14 innings. In 30 innings over five starts, Worley is now 2-2 with a 3.90 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP. He's been very inconsistent in the early going, which makes him a tough selection for a fantasy roster.

Vance Worley P PIT 4 months ago

Worley gave up four runs on nine hits over six innings in a loss to the Cubs on Monday night.

After holding the Cubs to an unearned run over 5.2 innings in his last start, Worley didn't get the same results pitching on the road at Wrigley Field on Monday. He's allowed 10 of his 12 earned runs on the road (two starts) this season, and while a split that drastic is highly unlikely to hold up as the year unfolds, Worley carried an ERA that was nearly a full run higher away from PNC Park (3.27) last season while turning out to be a pleasant surprise for the Bucs. Worley will match up against the Cardinals in St. Louis on Sunday in his next start.

Vance Worley P PIT 4 months ago

Worley (2-1) tossed 5.2 innings Wednesday against the Cubs, giving up just an unearned run on six hits and two walks while striking out five in a winning effort.

Worley's rate stats still look ugly, but he's now turned in two credible starts in a row against divisional opponents. It's still hard to recommend him outside of NL-only formats at this time, though.