Worley (2-1) lasted just 4.1 innings Tuesday against the Yankees, surrendering three runs on three hits and four walks while taking the loss. The start was just Worley's third of the season, and doesn't exactly give the Orioles many reasons to give him another. While pitching pretty effectively as a long reliever this season, Worley needed a season-high 88 pitches to get through 4.1 innings, and raised his ERA to 3.16. While the Orioles offense typically provides plenty of run support, Worley won't be of much fantasy help in many leagues unless he can continue to earn starts and pitch better in them that he did Tuesday.
Worley was named Tuesday's starter by the Orioles, MASN Sports reports. Worley has been stuck in mop-up mode this season for the Orioles, making just two starts in 20 appearances to this point. He threw 16 pitches in 1.2 innings Sunday, so he will make the start on short rest. Worley's will enter Tuesday's start with a FIP of 3.90, more than a run higher than his actual ERA and much more indicative of his 1.36 WHIP and tendency to pitch to contact.
Worley (groin) was activated from the DL on Thursday, the Baltimore Sun reports. As expected, Worley will rejoin the O's ahead of their series opener in Seattle after spending just over the minimum 15 days on the disabled list. He has posted a 1.80 ERA in 30 innings as a reliever this season (compared to a 5.06 ERA in two starts) and will likely continue in a long-relief role for the time being.
Worley (groin) should be activated in time for Thursday's game, MASN Sports reports. With the Orioles beginning a road trip with a four game series against the Mariners, the timing was right to activate Worley. After allowing five hits in 1.2 innings in his first rehab start, Worley tossed three perfect innings Tuesday. He should return to a long relief role, though starting is not out of the question if there is a need in the rotation.
Worley (groin) pitched in another rehab game at High-A Frederick on Tuesday, and said he is ready to return to the Orioles, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports. Worley was placed on the 15-day DL on June 14 with a right groin strain, but could be back to the team as early as Friday. He pitched in an earlier rehab stint Saturday, allowing one earned run on five hits during 1.2 innings of work, but said that it went well Tuesday as he was able to sequence pitches and locate better than his previous outing. Before going down with the injury, Worley had posted a 2.66 ERA with a 33:13 K:BB ration in 40.2 innings with the Orioles this season.