Fri, 02 Jan 2015 14:23:21 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SPs Jeff Locke, Vance Worley, Clayton Richard, Radhames Liz, Brandon Cumpton and Stolmy Pimentel are all candidates for the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation.
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 07:05:38 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SPs Vance Worley and Jeff Locke may compete for one spot in the starting rotation during spring training.
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 09:03:20 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SPs Jeff Locke and Vance Worley are candidates to start if the team has to play the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, Sept. 29, to decide the winner of the NL Central division.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:54:09 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (groin) will not start Sunday, Sept. 21, SP Vance Worley will start in his place. Morton said it is not just discomfort in his groin, but also abdominal and hip pain.
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:27:39 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip, hernia) will be activated from the disabled list to start against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, Sept. 16. SP Vance Worley will be moved to the bullpen, according to manager Clint Hurdle.
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).