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Vance Worley Scratched from Friday Start, Could Replace Francisco Liriano on Sunday

June 13th, 2014 at 5:28 PM
By Allan Smith

Vance Worley has been scratched from his Friday start for Triple-A Indianapolis, according to

'Vance Worley' photo (c) 2013, Keith Allison - license:

The obvious conclusion is that Worley was scratched so that he can start for the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday in the place of Francisco Liriano, who was sent to the 15-day disabled list earlier this week with a left oblique strain, although the team has yet to confirm.

Worley is 3-2 with a 4.30 ERA in seven starts for Indianapolis, although he has a much better 1.10 WHIP and a 10.75 K/BB rate, as he has allowed just four walks all season.

He has extensive experience at the Major League level with the Philadelphia Phillies and Minnesota Twins, as he owns a career mark of 19-18 with a 4.05 ERA in parts of four seasons. His most successful year came in 2011, when he finished third in National League Rookie of the Year voting while with the Phillies. He pitched to an 11-3 record with a 3.01 ERA.

Most recently, he was quite awful with the Minnesota Twins in 2013, going 1-5 in 10 starts with an eye-popping 7.21 ERA.

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