ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Pitcher Vance Worley has beaten he Pittsburgh Pirates in arbitration and will earn a $2.45 million salary this year rather than the team's offer of $2 million.
Sylvia Skratek, Phillip LaPorte and Margaret Brogan made their decision Tuesday, a day after listening to arguments.
The 27-year-old right-hander was 8-4 with a 2.85 ERA last year in 17 starts and one relief appearance. He made $527,500.
Worley was traded from Philadelphia to Minnesota in December 2012 with right-hander Trevor May for outfielder Ben Revere, and then was sold to the Pirates last March.
Owners have won three of five decisions, including the Pirates' victory over second baseman Neil Walker, who will earn $8 million instead of his $9 million request. Pirates infielder Pedro Alvarez remains scheduled for a hearing.