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Notes: Vance Worley signs with Nationals

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A couple notes on the offseason dealings of former Pirates:

  • The Nationals have announced that they’ve signed Vance Worley to a minor-league deal. Worley will receive $1 million plus up to $1.65 million in incentives if he’s in the majors. Worley continues to receive little interest from anyone despite getting consistently good results in the big leagues. Last year with the Orioles, his peripherals did dip into pretty nasty territory (5.8 K/9, 3.6 BB/9) despite a 3.53 ERA, so there might be something to it this time. Regardless, he’s a nice player to have around as depth, since he can start or relieve.
  • The Dodgers have agreed to sign Ike Davis to a minor-league deal that will pay him $1.25 million in the majors. Davis isn’t likely to see much big-league action unless fellow lefty first baseman Adrian Gonzalez gets hurt. After a disappointing 2015 season with Oakland, Davis appeared only briefly in the majors last year, collecting 15 plate appearances in a brief whirl on the Yankees’ first base carousel.