Vance Worley Back on Track as a Starter After Working With Jim Benedict

Vance Worley Back on Track as a Starter After Working With Jim Benedict

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 inni...

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