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Worley not concerned with spring results

Worley not concerned with spring results

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Right-hander Vance Worley was hit hard again on Friday against the Yankees but said he's not concerned about his results this spring.

Worley gave up five runs (four earned) on eight hits over five innings. He now has a 6.35 ERA this spring, which doesn't include the two runs he gave up in 3 1/3 innings against Puerto Rico in an exhibition game.

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"I'm not worried about anything as far as going into the season," Worley said. "It's just about getting it out [of your system]. So I've got one more."

Worley could be the Opening Day starter for the Twins on April 1, but he hasn't been told anything by the coaching staff. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire declined to name his starter for the opener after Worley's Friday outing and said the club still has options for that first start against the Tigers.

Worley said his goal is to have a better outing in his last start of the spring to get ready for the regular season.

"Hopefully, [I'll] not give up nearly as many runs," Worley said. "I just need to be able to locate and make sure the ball is down. I can't just have it around the area I need, because it feels like I've given up a lot of hits this spring."

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, and follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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