Worley signed a one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Orioles on Wednesday to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. The Ray Searage magic ran out for Worley in 2015, as he turned in a 4.81 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in eight starts for Pittsburgh to begin the year and was promptly removed from the rotation. He spent the rest of the season between Triple-A and the bullpen, and the Orioles ultimately grabbed him off waivers in October, giving them an insurance policy for the rotation heading into spring training.
Worley was claimed off waivers by the Orioles on Tuesday. In 110 innings with the Pirates during 2014, Worley was masterful, recording a 2.85 ERA and 1.29 WHIP to go along with a 79:22 K:BB. 2015 was...a different story. Worley began the season in the starting rotation due to an injury to Charlie Morton, but found his way onto Triple-A Indianapolis midway through the season. He could be an interesting name to follow as the Orioles only had one pitcher throw 100+ innings and post an ERA under 4.00 in 2015, but no official announcement regarding his usage will come until later in the season.
Pirates reliever Radhames Liz has been designated for assignment so veteran pitcher Vance Worley can be added to the roster, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Liz has just three appearances since his promotion on Sept. 1 and has allowed four runs on six hits in six innings. Worley was demoted to Triple-A Indianapolis in mid-August after compiling a 4-5 mark and 3.78 ERA as both a starter and reliever. But he boasts a fine 2.38 ERA in the minors, which has motivated his promotion.
Pirates pitcher Vance Worley accepted his outright assignment and will report to Triple-A Indianapolis, per the Pittsburgh Tribune. Worley was designated for assignment on July 30, cleared waivers and outrighted on August 8. He was 4-5 with a 3.78 ERA for the Pirates.
Veteran pitcher Vance Worley has been outrighted by the Pirates to Triple-A Indianapolis after clearing waivers, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Worley has struggled both as a starter and reliever this season, particularly recently. He allowed seven earned runs in his last 12 2/3 innings pitched.