Struggling Twins starter Vance Worley has been optioned to AAA Rochester just minutes after another awful start. The self-proclaimed "Vanimal" allowed eight runs on 10 hits and two walks in less than four innings pitched on Wednesday.

Worley was acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies before the 2013 season in exchange for centerfielder Ben Revere. Worley was the Twins opening day starter in April.

On the season, Worley has an AL-worst 7.21 ERA and a record of 1-5.