Pirates Acquire Vance Worley from Twins


August 28, 2012; Philadelphia, PA USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vance Worley (49) throws during the first inning against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired right hander Vance Worley from the Minnesota Twins in a minor league trade for cash considerations.  You might recall Vance Worley, yeh, that Vance Worley.  At one time, he was a promising back of the roation starter.  Those days seem lost now, but it’s still why we selected the Philadelphia Phillies pic of Worley.  We will just pretend the Twins Worley didn’t exist.

Personally, we have always had a thing for Worley’s skills, but the pitcher has been absolutely destroyed in recent months.  The Pirates hit him around with regularity in Grapefruit League games.

Huntington was on 93.7 The Fan and had this to say about the goggles wearing hurler,

"Vance Worley had a lot of success in the majors.  We will get him to Pirate City, try to get him back on track.  Hopefully he helps us this year in Pittsburgh."

The Twins had taken Worley off their 40-man roster.  The righty could have been claimed by anyone, but the nearly two touchdown ERA this spring certainly scared most teams.  So does the bad guys hitting .415 against the monster in glasses.  But it does not scare the Buccos.  Ray and the boys can fix anyone!

Worley allowed 22 hits in 10.2 innings in Grapefruit League games a lot of those are from the bats of the Bucs.

The Twins desperately need pitching so the team cutting him, well that says they just gave up.  It speaks volumes about his production since he joined the club.  Worley needs remade.  The Vance Worley who was throwing gas for the Phillies and was sent to Minnesota in the Ben Revere deal, is not the pitcher that will be headed to Pirate City.