Since being acquired by the Pirates on March 25, Vance Worley has been working to get stretched out, after being groomed for a role relief by the Twins.
“I am glad to have the opportunity here to get things back on track,” Worley said. “Coming off last season, I had the surgery in the offseason. I was in some situations where I did not have some success and ended up in the minor leagues. I went into camp and was looking to fight for a job and never really got a chance to fight for it.”
For Worley, the fit in Pittsburgh is a nice one. He said that they have seen him for years in all levels of baseball and “know what I am capable of.” Worley knows that if he accomplishes that, he will receive another shot at the big leagues.
What he is capable of is a combined 3.60 ERA in 264.2 innings between the 2011 and 2012 seasons. This success earned Worley the opening day start in Minnesota in 2013, but the success did not translate over.
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