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Reds sign Worley to Minor League deal

Veteran righty invited to big league Spring Training camp as potential swing man
MLB.com @m_sheldon

CINCINNATI -- Looking for a pitcher this offseason who can supplement their depth in both the rotation and the bullpen, the Reds may have found what they were looking for in Vance Worley. The right-hander was signed Tuesday to a Minor League contract and was invited to big league Spring Training as a non-roster player.

Worley, 30, has a 4.09 ERA over eight big league seasons and 163 games pitched, with 97 starts. He will receive a $1.5 million base salary if he makes the club out of camp.

CINCINNATI -- Looking for a pitcher this offseason who can supplement their depth in both the rotation and the bullpen, the Reds may have found what they were looking for in Vance Worley. The right-hander was signed Tuesday to a Minor League contract and was invited to big league Spring Training as a non-roster player.

Worley, 30, has a 4.09 ERA over eight big league seasons and 163 games pitched, with 97 starts. He will receive a $1.5 million base salary if he makes the club out of camp.

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In 2017 with the Marlins, Worley was 2-6 with a 6.91 ERA in 24 games, including 12 starts. He had a 1.80 WHIP over his 71 2/3 innings. In '16 with the Orioles, Worley had a 3.53 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP over 35 games, with four starts.

Worley has also pitched for the Phillies (2010-12), Twins ('13) and Pirates (2014-15).

Cincinnati, which has battled injuries and depth issues with its pitching staff the past two seasons, has wanted someone who can pick up innings in a swing role.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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