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.
Worley was outrighted from the 40-man roster Saturday, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.
Worley accumulated a 6.91 ERA and 1.80 WHIP over the course of 71.2 innings with the Marlins this season. He split time between the bullpen and the rotation, but was never able to settle into a clearly defined role with the big-league club.
Worley pitched three scoreless innings with four strikeouts to collect his first save of the season during Monday's win over the Mets.
Worley received a start in his previous outing Sept. 14, so his usage Monday indicates that he'll be ticketed for a bullpen role this week, with Odrisamer Despaigne likely slotting back into the rotation. Considering Worley had allowed 32 runs through just 26.1 innings over his previous eight appearances for a 10.59 ERA and 2.39 WHIP, it's unlikely that the right-hander will see much usage in high-leverage relief situations over the final couple weeks of the season.
Worley (2-6) allowed eight runs -- seven earned -- on eight hits and two walks while striking out just four batters through only 1.1 innings during Thursday's loss to Philadelphia.
This was a spot start for Worley and also his first since Aug. 29, so thankfully, it was difficult to turn to him in the majority of settings. He's now allowed 31 runs over just 20.1 innings through his past seven appearances, so fantasy owners are probably wise to steer clear of Worley moving forward.
Worley will start Thursday's game against the Phillies, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Miami decided to push Jose Urena's start back by a day, so Worley will step in for the last minute spot start. Worley has struggled to a 6.35 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 11 starts this season, so it would be unwise to expect much from him Thursday. He also hasn't pitched more than 32 pitches since transitioning to the bullpen at the end of August, so he'll likely be on a pitch limit.
Worley is expected to move to the bullpen will Dillon Peters on tap for a promotion from Double-A Jacksonville to start Friday's game against the Phillies, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
A surprising second-half surge has thrust the Marlins into the National League wild-card picture, and with Worley proving to be an ineffective fifth starter, the team will give Peters a look at least temporarily to see if he can provide an upgrade at the back end of the rotation. After conceding just one run in 13 innings during his first two outings of August, Worley regressed mightily to close out the month, delivering a 9.17 ERA and 2.15 WHIP while failing to escape the sixth inning in any of his last four turns. He'll now presumably be ticketed for low-leverage mop-up duty in relief throughout September.
Worley (2-4) took the loss against the Nationals on Tuesday, coughing up five runs on nine hits and three walks over 4.1 innings while striking out two.
The right-hander now has a brutal 9.17 ERA, 2.15 WHIP and 8:9 K:BB over his last four starts. If Worley remains in the rotation after rosters expand in September, he would next take the mound Sunday at home against the Phillies.
Worley will start Tuesday's game against the Nationals, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
There was some speculation regarding whether Worley would remain in the starting rotation after getting pounded for eight runs over four innings his last time out, but the Marlins will ultimately hand him the ball for another start. In six starts (30.1 innings) since rejoining Miami's rotation at the end of July, Worley has compiled an unremarkable 5.04 ERA and 14:11 K:BB. Things won't get any easier for the 29-year-old, as he faces a Washington team that's scored the second-most runs in the majors this season.
Worley allowed eight runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out three batters across four innings Thursday against the Phillies. He didn't factor into the decision.
Worley was pummeled Thursday, but a late surge from the Marlins' offense got him off the hook for the loss. He now owns an unimpressive 5.04 ERA and 14:11 K:BB through six starts for the Marlins since rejoining the rotation at the end of July. Things won't get any easier for Worley as his next scheduled start comes against the Nationals on Wednesday.
Worley (2-3) allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two batters through 5.1 innings during Saturday's loss to the Mets.
Worley has now made five consecutive starts and posted a 3.08 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with two wins. Unfortunately, he's only struck out 11 batters and pitched just 26.1 innings during that span. Still, his current form makes him a serviceable option in cavernous leagues, and he's worth considering as a streamer in the right matchups in all setups. Worley lines up to face the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in his next start.
Worley allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out one through four innings of work Sunday against the Rockies. He didn't factor into the decision.
After tossing a pair of quality starts in his previous two outings, Worley failed to make it out of the fifth inning Sunday. He still owns an impressive 2.12 ERA through three starts (17 innings) this month, but his 6:5 K:BB over that same span isn't doing much for fantasy owners. He'll make his next start Saturday against the Mets.
Worley (2-2) tossed six innings of one-run ball in Tuesday's win over the Nationals, allowing six hits with three walks and two strikeouts.
Worley was sharp in this one, tossing 64 percent of his pitches for strikes and inducing seven groundball outs. He was only scored upon by an RBI groundout following a Brian Goodwin extra-base hit in the third inning , but his teammates built him a comfortable lead before he completed the sixth. It was Worley's second straight quality start -- he's tossed 13 one-run innings over that span to lower his ERA to 4.82. He has hit his stride of late and will look to keep it going Sunday against the Rockies.
Worley (1-2) pitched seven scoreless innings with just two hits allowed while striking out three batters during Wednesday's win over Washington.
This was just the sixth start of the season for Worley, and he allowed three runs through just four innings in his last outing July 28 against the Reds. The veteran also sports an underwhelming 5.31 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 7.1 K/9 for the season, so he's far from a go-to virtual asset. However, shutting down the Nationals is an encouraging showing, and Worley projects to start consistently moving forward. That alone, warrants attention in cavernous fantasy settings. He projects to face Washington again in his next start, though, and this game will be at Nationals Park. It's probably not an ideal setup for Worley.
Worley gave up three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three over four innings in Friday's 7-4 win over the Reds.
He was able to throw 70 pitches (41 strikes) in his longest big-league outing since late May, although he wasn't overly effective. Worley will likely get another turn or two in the rotation, but he'll be a very risky fantasy play in his next start Wednesday at home against the dangerous Nationals.
Worley will get the start for Friday's game against the Reds, Tim Healey of the Sun Sentinel reports.
Worley takes the place of Tom Koehler, who was demoted to Triple-A New Orleans after another rocky start during Sunday's loss. This marks Worley's fifth start of the season, and his first since June 9, when he allowed four runs in 3.2 innings. The right-hander has served in a limited role out of the bullpen lately, with his latest appearance coming Tuesday against the Rangers. Throughout the course of the 2017 campaign, Worley has posted a 6.37 ERA and 1.65 WHIP over 29.2 innings.
Worley has pitched 25.2 innings over 10 games (four starts) with an ERA of 6.31 and 23 strikeouts.
Since getting called up on May 20, Worley has served mostly as a spot starter for the rotation, occasionally seeing time out of the bullpen as a means to keep him in form. Without major playing time, the 29-year-old veteran won't see many chances to improve upon his stats, giving him low value in even the deepest leagues.
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