Pirates Send Vance Worley Outright to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have sent right-handed pitcher Vance Worley outright to Indianapolis. He was designated for assignment last week when they added Joe Blanton to the active roster. Worley will get a chance to get in some innings for Indianapolis, probably seeing time in the starting role depending on how long it will take for him to get stretched out for extended work. This will allow the Pirates to call him back up in September when the rosters expand for extra pitching depth. He will need to be added to the 40-man roster again if they do call him up.


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Scott K

Glad Pirates got him back. Definitely a contender for 5th SP next season while JT & TG wait for the call to join the rotation.


Sounds good to me.

dr dng

Anyone like me surprised he was not claimed?


I didn’t think the salary was crippling. And honestly, gauging what he might earn in arbitration next season isn’t too bad either. A few years of control…I can understand contenders not biting, but some of the garbage teams with bad pitching? Guess it’s the time of year where everyone has the beer goggles on with their system.

Or he just sucks and I’m over rating him. I’ll take it though.


Not for this year. For next year. Didn’t you see the Indians and Braves swap garbage?

David Lewis

Why would a garbage team with bad pitching pay a fifth starter $980k to replace a ML minimum replacement-level guy so they could maybe go 70-92 instead of 69-73?


definitely….must have been due to his salary.

Stephen Brooks

This is really good news. The more options, the better.


No worse than JA Happ…glad we get to keep Vanimal

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