Worley was released by the Mets on Thursday, Betsy Helfand of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports. Worley made four starts for Triple-A Las Vegas, posting a terrible 13.50 ERA and an equally ugly 5:12 K:BB. The 30-year-old has a respectable 4.09 ERA in 667 big-league innings, but he hasn't been effective at that level since 2016. Even if he latches on with another team, there's no guarantee he'll earn major-league innings at any point this season.
The Mets signed Worley to a minor-league contract Wednesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Worley attended spring training with the Reds but failed to make the Opening Day roster, prompting him to opt out of his contract with the club. After weighing his options, Worley likely recognized an easier path back to the majors with the Mets, whose big-league rotation includes multiple members with checkered medical histories. Worley is expected to report to Triple-A Las Vegas and will likely serve in a starting role.
Worley opted out of his minor-league contract with the Reds on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports. Worley failed to make the Reds' roster this spring and has elected to opt out of his contract rather than report to Triple-A. The 30-year-old has appeared in the majors in each of the last eight seasons and owns a respectable 4.09 ERA, though his numbers are trending in the wrong direction. He recorded a 6.91 ERA in 71.2 innings for the Marlins last year and hasn't recorded a strikeout rate above 16 percent since 2014.
Worley was reassigned to minor-league camp and will not make the Reds' Opening Day roster, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Worley will not break camp with the team after signing a minor-league deal back in January. He is set to start the 2018 campaign at the Triple-A level as a reliever and serve as organizational depth moving forward. In 24 appearances with the Marlins last season, Worley posted a 6.91 ERA and 1.80 WHIP over 71.2 innings.
Worley signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Tuesday which includes an invitation to spring training. Worley spent the 2017 season with the Marlins, splitting time between Triple-A New Orleans and the big club. He worked as a starter and reliever for Miami, though he struggled in both roles and finished the season with a 6.91 ERA, 1.80 WHIP and 50:30 K:BB in 71.2 innings. Worley did post a more respectable 4.90 FIP, and he owns a 4.09 ERA over his eight-year career (667 innings), so he'll get a shot to break camp with the Reds as a long reliever.
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