Vance Worley SP PIT 1 Month

Vance Worley will start for the Pirates against the Marlins on Sunday.

Worley will be filling the rotation spot of Francisco Liriano who was placed on the disabled list this week. He has looked good at Triple-A Indianapolis this season, posting a 4.30 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 43/4 K/BB ratio over 46 innings, though he should probably be avoided in all but NL-only formats.

Vance Worley SP PIT 1 Month

Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writes that Vance Worley "is a possibility" to be called up to start Sunday versus the Cubs.

The Pirates need a fill-in for the injured Francisco Liriano (oblique). Worley had been scheduled to pitch for Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday but has been scratched, indicating that he's the guy the big club will summon. The former Phillie and Twin has posted a 4.30 ERA but a 1.11 WHIP and an outstanding 43/4 K/BB ratio across 46 Triple-A frames this season.

Vance Worley SP PIT 4 Months

Pirates acquired RHP Vance Worley from the Twins for cash considerations; assigned him to minor league camp.

Worley was outrighted off the Twins' 40-man roster last week after a brutal showing in Grapefruit League play. He also struggled mightily last summer in Minnesota and will only be an emergency starter for Pittsburgh. It's been quite a tumble for the now-26-year-old right-hander, who finished third in the National League Rookie of the Year balloting in 2011 with the Phillies. The Bucs will try to get him on the right track at Triple-A Indianapolis.

Vance Worley SP PIT 4 Months

Twins sent RHP Vance Worley outright to Triple-A Rochester.

Worley finished third in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2011 and was the Twins' Opening Day starter last season, but he managed to go through waivers unclaimed. The 26-year-old held a 7.21 ERA in 10 starts for Minnesota last year and was rocked for 22 hits and 16 runs over 10 2/3 inning this spring.

Vance Worley SP PIT 4 Months

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Twins have placed Vance Worley on waivers.

It's been quite a fall for the 26-year-old, as Worley finished third in NL Rookie of the Year voting while with the Phillies in 2011 and last year was the Twins' Opening Day starter. Worley held a 7.21 ERA in 10 starts for Minnesota last year and has been blasted for 22 hits and 16 runs over 10 2/3 inning this spring. Despite his recent struggles, it's possible someone will take a chance on him.

Vance Worley SP PIT 5 Months

Vance Worley was lit up by the Pirates on Friday, allowing five runs and seven hits in 1 1/3 innings.

Worley pitched three scoreless innings last time out, but he was hit hard right from the start today. He needs to be much better to interest teams in carrying him as a starter. The Twins aren't likely to keep him, but since he's out of options, he'll likely be available to everyone at the end of the spring.

Vance Worley SP PIT 5 Months

Vance Worley held the Orioles scoreless for three innings in his start Monday.

Worley is out of options, so he's auditioning for all 30 teams this spring. If the Twins don't want to keep him -- and they appear to have at least five superior starters -- maybe an NL team will look to plug him into its rotation.

Vance Worley SP PIT 5 Months

Vance Worley lost about 20 pounds over the offseason.

Worley is coming off an awful season where he posted a 7.21 ERA with the Twins, spent a good chunk of time in the minors and also dealt with elbow issues. However, it's clear that he's motivated now as he looks to compete for the final spot in the club's rotation.

Vance Worley SP PIT 12 Months

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Friday that Vance Worley (elbow) has resumed playing catch without any issues.

It's a very encouraging sign that he's able to do so without experiencing any pain. Worley, who was supposed to be an impact addition when he was acquired from the Phillies this offseason, was demoted in May and has been sidelined since July 18. He had been pitching better in recent weeks though, and could still be a candidate to return to the Twins' rotation at some point before the end of the season.

Vance Worley SP PIT Jul 18 '13

Vance Worley has been placed on the 7-day disabled list with Triple-A Rochester due to right shoulder inflammation.

Worley, who was demoted in in May after posting an ugly 7.21 ERA in 10 starts, has a 3.88 ERA over nine starts at the Triple-A level. The 25-year-old has been mentioned for a possible call-up, but that will have to wait until he proves his health.