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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||190.00||10.00||10.00||0.00||3.55||1.24||139.00||40.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Francisco|| 9.0||1||0|| 0.00||0||1||3|
|vs LHB|| 50.1||0||0|| 2.32||0||16||35|
|vs RHB|| 60.1||0||0|| 3.28||0||6||44|
|Last 10 Games|
Pirates pitcher Vance Worley allows one run in outing Tuesday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/31/15) Pirates pitcher Vance Worley went three innings Tuesday against the Tigers, allowing one run on three hits with one strikeout.
Worley, who is expected to begin the season in the bullpen, was happy with his performance, according to MLB.com.
"I felt good. It's a tough lineup. I didn't want to leave anything over the plate," Worley said. "I've been hit pretty hard by them in the past. I wasn't trying to leave anything over the white. I wanted to make some good pitches to make them swing."
Pirates name Jeff Locke to rotation, Vance Worley heads to bullpen
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/30/15) The Pirates named pitcher Jeff Locke as the fifth starter in the rotation Monday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Locke wasn't at his best this spring, giving up 10 earned runs in 13 2/3 innings while posting a 9:5 K:BB ratio, but he is still set to open the season in the rotation. He went 7-6 with a 3.91 ERA and 89:40 K:BB ratio in 131 1/3 innings in 2014.
Vance Worley, who was Locke's primary competition for the role, will head to the bullpen after allowing 10 earned runs in 17 innings while striking out 11 and walking one.
"With these two men … we wrestled all over with this, right down to their ages. And they're both 27," Hurdle said. per MLB.com. "Both worked so hard and wanted to be the guy. We looked at the [time] Jeff has been in the [Pittsburgh] uniform. We feel that getting out of the gate, we wanted to start with Locke in the rotation."
Pirates P Vance Worley gives up five runs in losing effort Thursday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(3/26/15) Pirates pitcher Vance Worley had his worst outing of spring training during Thursday's game against the Braves.
Worley pitched six innings, but gave up five runs and seven hits, including one home run. He did not walk a batter and struck out three. He received a no-decision.
Worley is competing with Jeff Locke for the final rotation spot in the Pirates' rotation. In four appearances this spring, Worley has produced a 5.29 ERA.
"It's going to be a tough decision," manager Clint Hurdle said, per triblive.com. "I don't think we can make a bad choice. Obviously, one guy will be happier than the other. We need to make a decision sooner than later just so they can both post up with what they're going to do next."
Report: Worley could beat out Locke for Pirates' final rotation spot
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/20/15) Pirates starting pitcher Vance Worley appears to have the edge over Jeff Locke for the fifth spot in the rotation heading into spring training, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Worley bounced back from an injury-plagued 2013 campaign in a big way in 2014. In his first year with the Pirates, the right-hander went 8-4 with a 2.85 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 18 outings (17 starts).
Vance Worley wins arbitration case against Pirates, nets $2.45M
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/10/15) Pirates starting pitcher Vance Worley won his arbitration case and will earn a $2.45 million salary in 2015, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The Pirates had proposed a $2 million salary.
After overcoming some injury issues that plagued him in 2013 with the Twins, Worley bounced back in a big way in 2014 -- his first season with the Pirates. He went 8-4 with a 2.85 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 18 outings (17 starts).
|2014 summary: Harkening back to his "Vanimal" days as a surprise rookie standout for the Phillies in 2011, Vance Worley rediscovered himself in his first year in Pittsburgh, as so many have under pitching coach Ray Searage. He rediscovered his mechanics after an injury-plagued year, and the result wasn't just a 2.85 ERA but also more Head-to-Head points per game than Scott Kazmir, Alex Cobb and Homer Bailey.|
Playing time status: Of course, with all of Searage's successes and the new wave of young pitchers gearing up for the majors, Worley isn't assured a rotation spot. He is the favorite going in, though, with Jeff Locke being his primary competition.
2015 outlook: Worley would probably be more hyped as a sleeper if the fifth spot was 100 percent his. He's been a success in the past and seems to have a clear explanation for the turnaround. Then again, starting pitcher is so deep these days that he may just be excess in mixed leagues, so you can pass him up for now in those formats.
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