Vance Worley SP PIT 2 days ago

Worley will start Friday against the Brewers.

Apparently, the Pirates had planned to start Worley on Friday and Jeff Locke on Saturday all along, but the two pitchers were flip-flopped in the team's official listing of probable starters. Worley will be on one extra days' rest thanks to a team off day Thursday, but he was knocked around to the tune of six earned runs on seven hits and two walks in 6.1 innings against this same Brewers team in his 2015 debut.

Vance Worley SP PIT 7 days ago

Worley struggled with his control Saturday, allowing six earned runs in 6.1 innings. He walked two batters and threw just 59 of 89 pitches for strikes.

The righthander fell to 0-4 with a 6.38 ERA and 1.71 WHIP in 24 career innings at Miller Park. Worley will likely make his next start against the Brewers at PNC Park in the coming week. Expect better results.

Vance Worley SP PIT 2 weeks ago

Worley will start the season in the starting rotation after the Pirates placed Charlie Morton (hip) on the disabled list.

Morton wasn't scheduled to pitch until April 12 and there's a good chance the team will stick with its initial rotation. Despite a mediocre 4.95 ERA, Worley pitched well in Grapefruit League action and makes for a decent end-game pickup.

Vance Worley SP PIT 3 weeks ago

Worley lost his battle against Jeff Locke for the team's final rotation spot and will pitch out of the bullpen, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Worley outpitched Locke but the team wanted to go with two lefties and three righties in the starting rotation. Worley will likely find himself back as a starter soon enough, as Francisco Liriano rarely makes it through the season without a DL stint. In the meantime, though, Worley's fantasy value takes a hit.

Vance Worley SP PIT 3 weeks ago

The Pirates are expected to decide whether to keep Worley or Jeff Locke as their fifth starter in the next couple days, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Despite giving up five runs in six innings Thursday, Worley (5.29 ERA in 17.3 IP) has outperformed Locke (9.00 ERA in 8 IP) this spring. Worley hurled five scoreless innings after surrendering five runs in the first inning. "It's always a good sign when pitchers or hitters can make in-game adjustments and take care of themselves," manager Clint Hurdle said. "It was a solid finish with some resiliency." Worley remains the favorite to join the rotation.

Vance Worley SP PIT 1 month ago

Worley threw three scoreless innings in a "B" game against the Twins on Monday.

It appears he has a slight advantage over Jeff Locke for the fifth spot in the rotation. Whichever pitcher loses out in the competition will almost surely start the season in the bullpen. Worley was booted from the rotation late last summer and ended up missing just one start before beating both the Dodgers and Giants shortly thereafter.

Vance Worley SP PIT 2 months ago

Worley won his arbitration case against the Pirates and will make $2.45 million in 2015, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Gazette reports.Worley, who made $527,000 in 2014, will compete for a rotation spot in 2015 after posting an 8-4 record with a 2.85 ERA in 17 starts last season.

Vance Worley SP PIT 4 months ago

Worley was tendered a contract prior to Tuesday's deadline.

The first-year, arbitration-eligible pitcher emerged after a two-season fog lifted in 2014. He enters 2015 as a potential fifth starter for Pittsburgh, though his numbers were better than that last summer -- 2.85 ERA, 1.21 WHIP in 110.2 IP. Worley re-established himself with Pittsburgh and could be worth a late-round fantasy gamble in 2015.

Vance Worley SP PIT 7 months ago

Worley limited the Reds to one earned run in 6.1 innings, scattering nine hits while striking out four in a no-decision.

He needed 50 pitches over the first two frames but settled down thereafter. Worley lowered his earned-run average to 2.85 in 110.2 IP. With Francisco Liriano, Gerrit Cole and Edinson Volquez likely ahead of him in the playoff pecking order, the Pirates may move Worley to the bullpen for the playoffs. It's also possible Pittsburgh uses him as a No. 4 starter over Jeff Locke if necessary.

Vance Worley SP PIT 7 months ago

Worley pitched a gem Sunday, scattering four hits over eight innings in a win over the Brewers.

Worley struck out five and didn't allow a walk, while needing only 82 pitches (63 strikes) to get through eight scoreless innings. Worley, whose ERA dropped to 2.93 following Sunday, will next take the bump Friday in Cincinnati.