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Report: Marlins sign Vance Worley to minor league deal

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Right-hander Vance Worley has signed a minor league deal with the Marlins, according to reports from MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro. The righty is expected to join the rotation in Triple-A New Orleans pending completion of a physical.

Worley, 29, completed a one-year stint with the Orioles in 2016, during which he pitched to a 3.53 ERA, 3.6 BB/9 and 5.8 SO/9 in 86 2/3 innings out of the rotation and bullpen. He signed a minor league pact with the Nationals in January, but was released at the end of camp after putting up a 4.80 ERA in eight spring training appearances.

Further comments from Frisaro indicate that the right-hander was “aggressively pursued” by the Marlins when he became available last week, and the prevailing thought is that he’ll provide some much-needed depth for a fairly weak rotation this season. He’ll join Justin Nicolino, Severino Gonzalez, Stephen Fife and Scott Copeland in Triple-A, though there may be a major league role for the veteran swingman in the weeks to come.

Padres to place Franchy Cordero on DL, activate Hunter Renfroe

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Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres will place outfielder Franchy Cordero on the 10-day disabled list and activate outfielder Hunter Renfroe from the DL on Monday.

Cordero, 23, has been slumping, batting .140 with four extra-base hits in 47 plate appearances dating back to May 11. The Padres noticed that the forearm issue has been affecting his swing in recent games. Manager Andy Green said, “It was something where he could swing a certain way to manage it. But swinging that way was not him.”

Renfroe, 26, has been out since mid-April due to inflammation in his right elbow. He hit .200/.281/.440 in 57 PA prior to landing on the disabled list. Renfroe played in 10 rehab games with Triple-A El Paso.