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Vance Worley is the Twins' Opening Day starter

  • Blog Post by: La Velle E. Neal III
  • March 27, 2013 - 4:00 PM

The Twins have named Vance Worley their Opening Day starter after the righthander went five innings on Wednesday against Pittsburgh giving up two earned runs.

Worley, who came to the Twins along with prospect Trevor May from Philadelphia in December in exchange for Ben Revere, finishes spring training 0-1 with a 5.73 ERA but pitched a little better in his last two outings. Worley responded after pitching coach Rick Anderson challenged him and other pitchers to step up their games before the team broke camp.

The Twins did not announce the rest of their their totation. But after Worley, righthander Kevin Correia, righthander Cole De Vries and righthander Mike Pelfrey are lined up and there's no reason to think the Twins will change that order unless someone is injured. 

Worley was penciled in to start Opening Day coming into camp, but the Twins waited until Wednesday to announce the appointment in case they wanted to make a change.

 

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