Vance Worley SP PIT 2 Days

Worley will cede his spot in the Pirates' rotation to Charlie Morton (hernia) beginning Tuesday,'s Tom Singer reports.

Worley owns a 3.18 ERA in 16 games, including 15 starts this season, but he will be the pitcher who loses his spot in the rotation to make room for Morton. With just two weeks left in the regular season, it seems likely Worley will pitch in relief the rest of the way barring an injury.

Vance Worley SP PIT 5 Days

Worley struck out four and walked two while giving up three runs on four hits over five innings in a win over the Phillies on Wednesday.

The victory improved Worley's season record to 7-4, though it bumped his season ERA up to 3.18. His rebound campaign continues for the Bucs, and a two-start week is on tap for Worley with his next start Tuesday against Boston at home before a September 21 home matchup against Milwaukee.

Vance Worley SP PIT 16 Days

Worley was charged with two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks, striking out four over 6.1 innings against the Reds on Saturday, to improve to 6-4 on the season.

Worley got back on track against a hapless Reds offense, after allowing 12 runs on 30 hits in his previous three starts. The lone blemish against him was a solo shot surrendered to Todd Frazier in the fourth inning, as Worley otherwise allowed just two singles, one of which came on a bunt by Billy Hamilton.

Vance Worley SP PIT 22 Days

Worley surrendered 12 hits and four earned runs in 6.1 innings against Milwaukee on Sunday. He struck out five and walked one.

Worley's solid start to his season has dissipated lately, as he's posted a 6.11 ERA and 1.92 WHIP over his last three assignments. The right-hander will be hoping for a better outing at home against Cincinnati on Saturday.

Vance Worley SP PIT 28 Days

Worley lost Monday against the Braves as he pitched six innings and allowed six runs (five earned), nine hits and two walks to go along with eight strikeouts.

Worley has had mixed results over his last three starts as even though he allowed nine earned runs over 18.1 innings, he did record a total of 19 strikeouts. His overall ERA is impressive at 2.92 and the Pirates will likely continue to look to him to provide quality innings down the stretch.

Vance Worley SP PIT 1 Month

Worley was charged with five runs (three earned) on nine hits and a walk over 5.1 innings Wednesday vs. the Tigers.

Worley looked like he would cruise to his sixth win of the season with a 4-1 lead over four innings, but he imploded in his last two frames, serving up two solo blasts in the process. Given Worley's impressive work prior to Wednesday's turn, he probably still has plenty of leash on his rotation spot once Gerrit Cole returns from the DL.

Vance Worley SP PIT 1 Month

Worley was outstanding across seven innings Friday night, allowing just one earned run, five hits and a walk while piling up seven strikeouts in a 2-1 victory over the Padres.

Worley continues to pitch brilliantly for the Pirates, especially here in the second half of the season. In four starts since the Midsummer Classic, the right-handed hurler has posted an incredible 0.96 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 17:5 K:BB ratio over 28 innings. If Worley can keep this up, it is difficult to envision him being removed from the Pirates' rotation anytime soon.

Vance Worley SP PIT 2 Months

Vance Worley tossed his first career shutout, allowing only four hits, in a 5-0 victory against the Giants on Monday.

It was the best start of his career. He induced two double plays, striking out three and walking one. Worley's control continues to be outstanding, and it in part explains his mini resurgence. Only 29 of his 100 pitches were balls, and he's issued only seven eight passes in 49-plus innings all year. The 26-year-old finished third in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2011 and was the Twins' Opening Day starter last season, but he went through waivers unclaimed in March after a horrific 2013. Called up a month-and-a-half ago, Worley has staked his claim to a rotation gig with a 4-1 record, 2.54 ERA and 1.07 WHIP across seven starts and one relief appearance. And would you believe the formerly maligned starter, given up for dead mere months ago, has a career 3.95 ERA? Worley travels to Arizona on Saturday.

Vance Worley SP PIT 2 Months

Vance Worley improved to 3-1, allowing four runs (one earned) over six innings as the Pirates came out on the winning end of a high-scoring affair against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Worley was making his first start since July 8 and didn't show too much rust. He was the victim of two defensive miscues, which helped lead to four Dodger runs. Overall, the right-hander allowed seven hits, walked two, and struck out five. Worley appears to have been a good find for the Pirates. Through six starts and one relief appearance, Worley holds a 3.10 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 27/7 K/BB ratio. He'll kick off a three-game set against the Giants in San Francisco next Monday.

Vance Worley SP PIT 2 Months

Vance Worley has been moved to the Pirates' bullpen.

Worley gave up four runs on nine hits in a rough five-inning start Tuesday against the division-rival Cardinals. Francisco Liriano (oblique) is taking his place.