The Reds have signed RHP Vance Worley to a minor-league deal that includes an invite to Spring Training. Worley will reportedly make $1.5 million if he makes the major league club out of Spring Training. Worley’s contract reportedly also includes an opt-out clause if he is not added to the major league roster out of camp.
The 30-year-old started his career in Philadelphia, where he finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting in 2011. Worley only spent one more year in Philly after his rookie campaign, as he joined the Twins in 2013. After one season in Minnesota, he spent 2 years in Pittsburgh and 1 year in Baltimore before joining the Marlins in 2017.
Worley posted an ugly 6.91 ERA in 24 games last season and gave up 99 hits in 71.2 innings. Although he was simply not good in 2017, he has a career 4.09 ERA and can be both a reliever and a spot starter, which the Reds hope can provide them with a little pitching flexibility.