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Updated: March 21st, 2014 10:58am
Report: Twins place Vance Worley on waivers after rotten spring

Report: Twins place Vance Worley on waivers after rotten spring

by Derek Wetmore
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Vance Worley entered camp hoping to earn a spot in the Twins' rotation. Out of minor league options, Worley dropped 28 pounds before camp.

After an awful spring, the Twins have placed Worley on waivers, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports

The past year has been quite a fall from grace for Worley, who came over from the Phillies in the trade that sent Ben Revere to Philadelphia. He was the Opening Day starter for the Twins in 2013, and made three of the first 10 starts.

Worley went 1-5 with a 7.21 ERA across 48 2/3 innings in 2013. He struck out a paltry 4.62 batters per nine innings, compared to 2.77 walks per nine. It hasn't gotten much better this spring.

An excerpt from Heyman: 

Worley can be claimed by anyone, but his spring hasn't exactly been an advertisement. He has a 13.50 ERA and has allowed 22 hits in 10 2/3 innings, with opposing batters hitting .415 against him.

You don't need advanced stats to read that line and cringe.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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In this story: Ben Revere, Vance Worley