Vance Worley
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1 month ago

Worley threw two shutout innings in relief during Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Worley has made four starts and 23 appearances from the bullpen this season. He pitched in relief of an ineffective Yovani Gallardo, who now has 46 walks in 83.1 innings. Worley has tailed off a bit since drawing a 0.54 ERA for the month of May. Since the All-Star break, Worley has a .160 average against, but he has 10 walks and 11 strikeouts in 23 innings. The Orioles might consider a rotation change, but it is more likely the club is looking for waiver trade candidates before thinking about inserting Worley in the rotation.

Vance Worley
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2 months ago

Worley will be available out of the Orioles' bullpen Thursday, but he could return to the rotation at some point in the near future, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

EDGE Analysis

Worley and Ubaldo Jimenez seem to be competing for starts in the No. 5 spot for the Orioles going forward, and Jimenez has been as bad as any starting pitcher in baseball this year, so Worley should get his chance again. He has a 4.50 ERA as a starter and 2.23 ERA as a reliever, so understandably the Orioles would like to keep him in the bullpen if they can find a way to acquire a more competent fifth starter before the trade deadline.

Vance Worley
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2 months ago

Worley (2-1) gave up two runs on five hits and three walks over seven innings Sunday, striking out three, but came away with a no-decision in a 5-3 win over the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

He threw 66 of 102 pitches for strikes in his longest outing of the year and while Worley wasn't exactly fooling anybody (generating just five swinging strikes) he was in line for the win before Brad Brach gave up an unearned run in the eighth inning to tie the score 3-3. This performance was probably good enough to keep Worley in the rotation for another turn, but if so he'll face a stiff test Friday in Toronto.

Vance Worley
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2 months ago

Worley (2-1) lasted just 4.1 innings Tuesday against the Yankees, surrendering three runs on three hits and four walks while taking the loss.

EDGE Analysis

The start was just Worley's third of the season, and doesn't exactly give the Orioles many reasons to give him another. While pitching pretty effectively as a long reliever this season, Worley needed a season-high 88 pitches to get through 4.1 innings, and raised his ERA to 3.16. While the Orioles offense typically provides plenty of run support, Worley won't be of much fantasy help in many leagues unless he can continue to earn starts and pitch better in them that he did Tuesday.

Vance Worley
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2 months ago

Worley was named Tuesday's starter by the Orioles, MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Worley has been stuck in mop-up mode this season for the Orioles, making just two starts in 20 appearances to this point. He threw 16 pitches in 1.2 innings Sunday, so he will make the start on short rest. Worley's will enter Tuesday's start with a FIP of 3.90, more than a run higher than his actual ERA and much more indicative of his 1.36 WHIP and tendency to pitch to contact.

Vance Worley
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3 months ago

Worley (groin) was activated from the DL on Thursday, the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Worley will rejoin the O's ahead of their series opener in Seattle after spending just over the minimum 15 days on the disabled list. He has posted a 1.80 ERA in 30 innings as a reliever this season (compared to a 5.06 ERA in two starts) and will likely continue in a long-relief role for the time being.

Vance Worley
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3 months ago

Worley (groin) should be activated in time for Thursday's game, MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Orioles beginning a road trip with a four game series against the Mariners, the timing was right to activate Worley. After allowing five hits in 1.2 innings in his first rehab start, Worley tossed three perfect innings Tuesday. He should return to a long relief role, though starting is not out of the question if there is a need in the rotation.

Vance Worley
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3 months ago

Worley (groin) pitched in another rehab game at High-A Frederick on Tuesday, and said he is ready to return to the Orioles, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Worley was placed on the 15-day DL on June 14 with a right groin strain, but could be back to the team as early as Friday. He pitched in an earlier rehab stint Saturday, allowing one earned run on five hits during 1.2 innings of work, but said that it went well Tuesday as he was able to sequence pitches and locate better than his previous outing. Before going down with the injury, Worley had posted a 2.66 ERA with a 33:13 K:BB ration in 40.2 innings with the Orioles this season.

Vance Worley
P BAL
3 months ago

Worley (groin) will make one more rehab appearance Tuesday before being activated from the DL, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

EDGE Analysis

A rehab appearance Tuesday could put Worley on pace to return during the four game weekend series against the Mariners. Worley allowed five hits in 1.2 innings of his first rehab appearance at Double-A. He is slated to pitch for High-A Frederick on Tuesday.

Vance Worley
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3 months ago

Worley (groin) said that he feels that he'll be ready to come off the DL on Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Worley was roughed up for a run on five hits over 1.2 innings during a rehab outing with Double-A Bowie on Saturday, but he said he felt great during the session and was pleased with his velocity and command, which carries more importance than his actual results. Assuming the Orioles feel as comfortable with Worley's health as the pitcher does, he should reclaim a long-relief role upon his activation.