Vance Worley P BAL 2 weeks ago

Worley is not available out of the bullpen Wednesday, MASN Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Worley pitched three innings Tuesday night and will get the day off Wednesday. He has not allowed a run in 13 innings of relief this season. He may not be happy about being in the bullpen, but the Orioles must be pleased with his results as a long reliever.

Vance Worley P BAL 4 weeks ago

Worley threw 3.1 shutout innings while relieving Ubaldo Jimenez Sunday, allowing four hits with five strikeouts and one walk.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Worley has not been scored upon un any of his four appearances out of the bullpen spanning seven innings. Performances like Sunday's might keep Worley's name in the mix if another starter gets hurt.

Vance Worley P BAL 1 month ago

Worley will be available out of the bullpen beginning Friday, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Tyler Wilson will get the nod Saturday against the Royals, and with Kevin Gausman (shoulder) slated to return early next week, Worley's window to start appears to have slammed shut. Worley has given up six earned runs on 11 hits and three walks in 10.2 innings so far this season.

Vance Worley P BAL 1 month ago

Worley is available out of the bullpen Wednesday while Saturday's rotation spot remains TBA, MASN Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Worley has made two starts, but the Orioles have some flexibility due to Sunday's rainout and Monday's off day. The Orioles could give Tyler Wilson a shot to start Saturday's game if the team elects to use Worley before then. Either way, Saturday's start figures to be a one shot deal if Kevin Gausman is ready to be activated early next week. That could not only threaten a rotation spot, but it may threaten a roster spot for either Worley or Wilson.

Vance Worley P BAL 1 month ago

Worley (1-0) surrendered four hits, four earned runs and two walks over six innings in Friday's 11-5 victory over the Rangers. He struck out six.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Named the fifth starter for the time being due to Kevin Gausman's back troubles, Worley was solid overall in his 87-pitch stint. He gave up righty-masher Mitch Moreland's first homer of the season in the second, but otherwise practiced adequate damage control against a dangerous Rangers lineup in Globe Life Park. Friday's performance certainly provided much greater encouragement than Worley's 4.2-inning stint versus the Rays on Apr. 10, and he may receive one more turn before Gausman is ready for a return.

Vance Worley P BAL 1 month ago

Worley remains in line to start Friday's game, but Kevin Gausman (back) will make a minor league rehab start Friday and it seems like Gausman is lined up to take Worley's rotation spot next Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This is not particularly surprising news, as Worley only secured the rotation spot by way of Gausman's injury. Worley was not particularly strong in his first start. Not only is the rotation spot in jeopardy, Worley's roster spot may also be threatened by Gausman's return.

Vance Worley P BAL 1 month ago

Worley will start Friday against the Rangers, the Baltimore Sun's Eduardo Encina reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Orioles finally revealed that Worley will get a second turn as the fifth starter with Kevin Gausman (shoulder) out, although it's hard to get excited after Worley only lasted 4.2 innings in his first start of the year. Friday's game could turn into a bullpen game in a hurry, with Tyler Wilson also likely available to log several innings, so Worley should be avoided in most daily formats.

Vance Worley P BAL 2 months ago

Worley allowed three runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out five over 4.2 innings, but received no decision Sunday against the Rays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Worley was staked to a four-run lead, but ran into trouble in the fifth inning and had to be bailed out by the bullpen. Had he been able to finish the inning, he would've qualified for the win. He's been in a battle for the fifth rotation spot, and although he didn't have great outing, it should be enough for him to stay in the rotation for now. He'll make his next start Friday at the Rangers.

Vance Worley P BAL 2 months ago

The Orioles have not announced a fifth starter yet, leaving Worley and Tyler Wilson available out of the bullpen for the first two games, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Once healthy, Kevin Gausman will take over the last spot in the rotation, which may leave the O's with a roster decision to make with one of their two temporary fifth starter candidates in the coming weeks.

Vance Worley P BAL 2 months ago

Worley threw two innings Friday and seems to have made Baltimore's Opening Day roster as a swing man, MASN Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Worley should be available out of the bullpen on Opening Day at the minimum. His sights will be set on April 10. If healthy, Kevin Gausman (shoulder) will start that game. If not, either Worley or Tyler Wilson will make the start. Worley gave up 10 runs -- eight earned -- on 19 hits with seven strikeouts and four walks in 16.2 innings this spring. Once Gausman or Brian Matusz is healthy, Worley's roster spot could be threatened.