Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:18:45 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano will start Friday, July 18, in the first game of the second half, followed by Charlie Morton, Jeff Locke, Edinson Volquez and Vance Worley, according to manager Clint Hurdle.
Fantasy Tip: Gerrit Cole (lat) remains out of the rotation for at least another week, but he should be back sometime in August. Worley remains NL-only fodder for as long as he's taking Cole's spot.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:37:05 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (oblique) will start Sunday, July 13, against the Cincinnati Reds. SP Vance Worley will work out of the bullpen Saturday, July 12, and Sunday.
Fantasy Tip: Liriano is the epitome of high-risk, high-reward. He is worth adding in all formats if you're looking for pitching. Worley's value obviously suffers, but with Gerrit Cole also injured, Worley could be worth holding in NL-only leagues.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:50:39 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole's (shoulder) return Saturday, June 28, will push someone out of the starting rotation, but manager Clint Hurdle has not disclosed any information. Two candidates for demotions are SPs Jeff Locke and Brandon Cumpton, because they have minor league options remaining, while SP Vance Worley does not. Pirates SP Edinson Volquez was scheduled to pitch Saturday, June 28, on normal rest but is being skipped in favor of Cole.
Fantasy Tip: Check back for updates, because anyone starting for the Pirates has value to NL-only owners. Locke, Cumpton and Worley have all pitched well of late and are potential options in mixed leagues, at least, in favorable matchups. Volquez's inconsistency is frustrating, but it would be a bold move for Hurdle to remove him from the starting rotation.
Sat, 14 Jun 2014 09:30:31 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have listed SP Vance Worley as their starting pitcher for Sunday, June 15.
Sat, 14 Jun 2014 06:49:06 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SPs Stolmy Pimentel and Vance Worley are candidates to start Sunday, June 15, in place of SP Francisco Liriano (oblique).
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:34:07 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Vance Worley is an option to be called up to start against the Miami Marlins Sunday, June 15. Manager Clint Hurdle said there is "no need yet" to announce the replacement in the starting rotation for SP Francisco Liriano (oblique). Worley has gone 3-2 with a 4.30 ERA in seven starts with Triple-A Indianapolis.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:02:48 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired SP Vance Worley from the Minnesota Twins Tuesday, March 25, in exchange for cash considerations. Worley allowed 16 runs and 22 hits while walking five in 10 2/3 innings over four spring outings.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:20:58 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Vance Worley cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester Friday, March 21.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:31:01 -0700
The Minnesota Twins placed SP Vance Worley on waivers Friday, March 21, after he failed to win a rotation spot.
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.