I was at the game last night. I cannot imagine a scout looking at that and saying he's worth an MLB roster spot. I saw more outs during batting practice. And there were no bloopers or dribblers. Everything was hit on the screws, with several good defensive plays behind him. It's not like this is the first bad outing, either. We saw similar performance in his time with the Twins last year and earlier in the spring. You'd have to be pretty desperate to take a flier on him.
From my observations, the problem with Worley is pretty clear: His stuff doesn't play unless he keeps the ball at the knees. He was doing that in Philly, but since he came over here, he has not.
No idea what the solution is, though. There are some hints that he's just overthrowing, and that may be affecting either a sinking quality to his pitches or the release point or....? I suspect this "Vanimal" stuff isn't helping, nor is anxiety. He maybe has a chance if he figures out again how to pitch rather than throw.
The problem the Twins have is that he does have upside. He has proven major league ability. But can it be tapped again? We could stash him in the bullpen for a while, using him only in low stress situations like mopping up forgone losses, and maybe he could find himself before we get to the point in May where bullpen depth becomes critical. The DL possibility someone proposed could work.
If they DFA him, somebody will pick him up and then DFA him. So if we're going to DFA him, it has to be at a time where a team wanting to pick him up is forced to option (or DFA) another player. That happens on last cutdown day. And even then, a team may be willing to do that. And when that team evntually DFAs him, maybe another team picks him up. But eventually the merry-go-round stops, and the last team gets to send him to the minors to try to figure out a way to consistently keep the ball down. I'd really like for us to be that team. Because if he and his coaches do figure it out, he's a good pitcher.