Vance Worley SP PIT 2 Months

Vance Worley surrendered four runs on nine hits over five innings of work in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Worley didn't issue a walk while striking out three. The outing was his worst in five starts this season, a testament to how good he's been thus far. Even with the poor showing, Worley still touts a 3.03 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in 32 2/3 innings. He'll look to bounce back in what will be his final start of the first half Sunday at the Reds.

Vance Worley SP PIT 2 Months

Vance Worley brought a no-hitter into the sixth inning, but wound up taking his first loss of the season, allowing three runs over seven innings against the D'Backs on Thursday.

Worley lost his no-hitter when Ender Inciarte singled in a run with one out in the sixth. David Peralta followed up with a two-run home run to give the D'Backs the lead. Overall, Worley allowed four hits, walked two, and struck out six. He has been great for the Pirates in four starts since joining the rotation, sporting a 2.28 ERA, a 0.94 WHIP, and an 18/5 K/BB ratio. Worley will take on the Cardinals in St. Louis in his next start.

Vance Worley SP PIT 2 Months

Vance Worley improved to 2-0, allowing one run over seven innings as the Pirates defeated the Mets 5-2 on Thursday.

That's three out of three quality starts for Worley since he made his 2014 debut on June 15. On Thursday, the right-hander allowed seven hits, walked two, and struck out three. He made one mistake, allowing a solo home run to Lucas Duda in the fourth inning. Now with a 1.74 ERA, a 0.97 WHIP, and a 12/3 K/BB ratio, Worley will look to keep it going against the Diamondbacks at home in his next start.

Vance Worley SP PIT 2 Months

Vance Worley's first major league start in over a year was a good one, as the righty held the Marlins scoreless over seven frames Sunday.

The righty allowed five hits -- four of them singles -- while striking out five and walking no one. Unfortunately, he was removed after 95 pitches and watched the bullpen cough up the lead, costing him a win. Worley will make at least another couple starts while Francisco Liriano (oblique) is on the disabled list and should be owned in NL-only leagues.

Vance Worley SP PIT 2 Months

Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Vance Worley from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Worley will start on Sunday against the Marlins and should get a few more turns in the rotation while Francisco Liriano (oblique) is on the shelf. The righty was a disaster last season for the Twins but put up a 4.30 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 43/4 K/BB ratio over 46 innings at Triple-A. He's worth a shot in NL-only formats.

Vance Worley SP PIT 2 Months

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 3 Months

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 5 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 5 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 5 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.