FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Vance Worley managed to become a fan favorite in Philadelphia despite pitching on a staff that included Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels.
Now with the Minnesota Twins, the 25-year-old Californian will have a chance to stand out again. In fact, he could end up being the team's opening day starter.
"It means a lot. It means they trust me to come over from another organization, one," Worley said. "But two, to take the ball on Game 1 -- that's big. That means you mean something to the organization."
It's still a hypothetical for now. The Twins made wholesale changes to their starting rotation, which was a mess last year aside from left-hander Scott Diamond. Worley was acquired in December when Minnesota sent outfielder Ben Revere to the Phillies, and he could be the Twins' top starter if Diamond isn't healthy by the opener.
After a couple starts in 2010, Worley won 11 of his first 12 decisions the following season for Philadelphia. The right-hander's ...