As expected, the Pittsburgh Pirates added pitcher Vance Worley to the roster on Sunday and they sent infielder Michael Martinez back to Indianapolis. Worley will make the start for the Pirates today against the Florida Marlins.
Worley has made seven starts for Indianapolis this season, posting a 4.30 ERA in 46 innings, with a 4/43 BB/K ratio. He has been added to the 40-man roster.
Martinez went 0-for-3 with a walk in his brief stay with the Pirates....
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.