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Vance Worley accepts outright, will stay with Pirates organization

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Vance Worley has accepted his outright assignment to Indianapolis, so he'll stay in the organization.

This is good news -- the Pirates will likely promote Worley when rosters expand in September, and he'll continue to provide long relief help at that point. The Bucs' decision to designate him for assignment in favor of Joe Blanton looked a bit odd at the time, but now they have both Worley and Blanton (who has been helpful thus far).

Worley's $2.45 million salary was surely a key reason he cleared waivers. He's eligible for arbitration three more times after this year, but the fact that the Pirates designated him suggests he'll be a non-tender candidate. Despite that, Worley remains useful and has really only had one bad season in his big-league career, the 2013 season in Minnesota that resulted in the Pirates being able to cheaply acquire him in the first place.