• by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Vance Worley up as Pirates DFA fellow P Radhames Liz

    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.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Pirates' Vance Worley accepts outright assignment to Triple-A

    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.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Pirates outright P Vance Worley to Indianapolis

    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.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Pirates place pitcher Vance Worley on waivers

    Pirates pitcher Vance Worley was designated for assignment Thursday to clear a roster spot for Joe Blanton. Worley is 4-5 with a 3.78 ERA in 20 appearances (eight starts) for Pittsburgh in 2015.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Pirates' Vance Worley struggles in emergency start on Saturday

    Thrown into the start at the last minute, Pirates right-hander Vance Worley gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits over four innings on Saturday. Worley needed 80 pitches to get through the fourth, as he walked one and struck out four in the 8-5 loss to the Brewers. Worley (3-5) was given an early 3-0 lead in the first inning, but he was unable to hang on to it. He gave up a pair of runs in the second and one in the third before Jonathan Lucroy took him deep for a two-run home run in the fourth. This was Worley's first start in roughly two months, but he had given up runs in three of his last four relief appearances. His ERA rose to 3.71 following Saturday's outing. "We gave Worley a yell 25 minutes before game time, and he poured everything he had into the outing," manager Clint Hurdle said following the game, per MLB.com. "He battled. He's a tough man. He was all-in with the effort, and that's one of the many things we like about him."

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Pirates' Vance Worley now starting on Saturday vs. Brewers

    Pirates right-hander Vance Worley has been tabbed to make an emergency start on Saturday against the Brewers, after scheduled starter Francisco Liriano was scratched with neck tightness. Worley has not started a game for the Pirates since May 14, as he has been pitching out of the bullpen for most of this season.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Pirates' Vance Worley putting up strong numbers as a reliever

    Pirates reliever Vance Worley stepped up in a big way Sunday for Pittsburgh after starting pitcher Charlie Morton couldn't make it out of the first inning during a 9-2 loss to the Nationals. Worley, who entered in the first inning after Morton allowed nine runs in two-thirds innings, tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings in relief. He allowed just two hits and one walk, while striking out five. Worley has been pretty effective since moving into a relief role in mid-May. He is 0-1 with a 1.26 ERA in six relief outings. He has 12 strikeouts and issued just one walk on 14 1/3 relief innings.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Hurdle: Pirates RHP Vance Worley now full-time reliever

    Clint Hurdle has announced that the impending return to the mound of Charlie Morton has Pirates right-hander Vance Worley banished to the bullpen "for now." Worley did not earn his rotation spot, giving up 49 hits in 41 innings and compiling a 4.17 ERA. He has allowed 11 runs on 30 hits in his last 20 innings pitched.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Pirates skipping Vance Worley in rotation this week

    With a pair of off-days scheduled this week, the Pirates will skip Vance Worley's turn in the rotation, MLB.com reports. Francisco Liriano and Jeff Locke will square off with the Twins during a two-game series Tuesday and Wednesday before the team hosts the Mets for a three-game series this weekend. Worley is 2-3 with a 4.38 ERA and 23:14 K:BB ratio in 39 innings.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Pirates P Vance Worley fails to record a strikeout in loss

    Pirates pitcher Vance Worley allowed three runs — one earned — during Thursday afternoon's 4-2 loss to the Phillies. Worley went only four innings and two of the runs allowed were due to errors. However, he tossed 81 pitches over those four innings while striking out zero. He gave up eight hits and one walk. Worley has had a tough time striking out batters of late as this is his second consecutive start without a strikeout. He now holds a 4.38 ERA. His next start is projected for May 20 against the Twins.