The Reds have signed righty Vance Worley to a minors deal, per a club announcement. He’ll receive an invitation to the MLB side of spring camp. Worley, 30, contributed 71 2/3 innings over a dozen starts and another dozen relief appearances last year for the Marlins. He ended the season with an unsightly 6.91 ERA, though his peripherals suggest there was some poor fortune baked into the results. On the year, Worley managed 6.3 K/9, 3.8 BB/9 and a 48.6 percent groundball rate — all numbers that land near his career averages — but he stranded just 64.5 percent of runners to reach against him and was tagged for a .378 batting average on balls in play. While that latter mark was deserved to an extent, it appears somewhat out of line given that Worley surrendered a .405 wOBA but carried a .364 xwOBA.
Reds sign Vance Worley
Yardbarker | Jan 9