Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:23:53 -0700
Minnesota Twins SPs Samuel Deduno, Vance Worley, Scott Diamond and Kyle Gibson are competing for the No. 5 spot in the rotation, and assistant GM Rob Antony has said he doesn't believe there's a clear-cut front-runner. Deduno, Worley and Diamond don't have options remaining.
MLB.com reporter Rhett Bolinger believes Deduno appears to be the slight favorite because of his success in 2013 (3.83 ERA, 67 strikeouts and 41 walks in 108 innings). He appears to be healthy after having gone arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder last September, too. Manager Ron Gardenhire indicated that he'd like Deduno to make the club one way or another following the right-hander's three scoreless innings on Sunday, March 9. "He's filthy," Gardenhire remarked.
Fantasy Tip: Whoever wins this job is unlikely to have relevance in mixed leagues, but all of them have either produced the results or boasted the promise, or both, to be useful in them. Deduno and Gibson fit the bill most, but it's mostly AL-only managers who should be following them.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:01:39 -0700
There appears to be no clear-cut front-runner for the Minnesota Twins' final rotation spot between SPs Samuel Deduno, Vance Worley, Scott Diamond and Kyle Gibson, but Deduno may be the slight favorite because of his success last year. Deduno has looked healthy this spring after having arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder last September. Manager Ron Gardenhire indicated he'd like Deduno on the roster as either a starter or reliever this year. Worley is also healthy after having shoulder problems last year, and he's roughly 25 pounds lighter than 2013. Gibson might be on the outside looking in at the end of camp, because he still has minor league options left.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:19:01 -0800
Minnesota Twins SP Vance Worley decided to lose some weight in the offseason, and he said he dropped 28 pounds with hopes of entering camp in much better shape. Worley is weighing in at 230 pounds as he battles for the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation. He's also out of minor league options.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:43:26 -0800
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said the team won't settle on their fifth starter until much later this spring. SPs Scott Diamond, Vance Worley, Samuel Deduno and Kyle Gibson are competing for the job.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:06:48 -0800
Minnesota Twins SP Scott Diamond heads into spring training competing for a starting rotation spot this year. He'll be competing with SPs Samuel Deduno, Vance Worley and Kyle Gibson. Diamond is out of minor league options, like Deduno and Worley.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:47:06 -0800
Minnesota Twins SP Vance Worley lost 25 pounds in the offseason, and he changed his throwing program this offseason after putting up a 7.21 ERA in 20 starts last year. He waited until mid-December to start throwing this year.
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:36:37 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Vance Worley (shoulder) had an MRI this week and it was clean, according to general manager Terry Ryan. The GM said Worley is free to pitch somewhere this winter if he chooses.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 21:03:47 -0700
Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Friday, Aug. 2, that SP Vance Worley (elbow) has resumed playing catch without pain.
Sun, 21 Jul 2013 20:47:59 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Vance Worley (shoulder) was placed on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Rochester due to an inflamed right shoulder. He is expected to miss his next couple of starts, and will rehab at the team's minor-league facility in Fort Myers, Fla.
Wed, 22 May 2013 12:44:56 -0700
The Minnesota Twins optioned SP Vance Worley to Triple-A Rochester Wednesday, May 22.
Fantasy Tip: This could open the door once again for a call-up of prospect Kyle Gibson. However, Gibson might need more developmental time in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery, so P.J. Walters is likely a more realistic candidate for promotion. Walters would be an option only for AL-only managers.