Musgrave Gets MLB Call, Worley Picked Up
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Big things happened Monday for a pair of former WVU athletes.
Cornerback Daryl Worley, released by the Philadelphia Eagles a month after they traded for him following his arrested after passing out in his car not far from the team’s facility and blocking a highway, was signed by the Oakland Raiders.
And left-handed pitcher Harrison Musgrave, an eighth round selection in the 2014 baseball draft by the Colorado Rockies, was promoted to the major leagues from Class AAA Albuquerque.
Late Monday, Musgrave made his MLB debut when he took over on the mound in the sixth inning of Colorado’s game against the San Diego Padres. Musgrave pitched a scoreless inning, retiring the side in order and striking out veteran Freddy Galvis to make a strong initial impression.
Musgrave becomes the 23rd WVU player to reach the major leagues and the first coached by Randy Mazey. He joins St. Louis Cardinals infielder Jedd Gyorko as the only Mountaineers currently on Major League rosters.
A native of Nutter Fort, W.Va., Musgrave was 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA in three starts at Albuquerque. He struck out 10 and walked only two.
Musgrave was a second-team All-American in 2013 at WVU and was named the Big 12’s Pitcher of the Year.
At WVU, he went 18-6 with a 289 ERA, striking out 209 batters while walking 74.
Musgrave is a 2010 Bridgeport High School graduate and helped lead the Indians to a runner-up finish in Class AAA that season.
Worley, meanwhile, will get another chance with the Raiders. In the incident that lead to his release by Philadelphia, reports said Worley was combative when awakened by police at 6 a.m. and had to be tased. A gun was also found at the scene and Worley faces six charges in the incident from two weekends ago.
The 23-year-old Worley had been acquired by the Eagles from the Carolina Panthers in the off-season in a trade for wide receiver Torrey Smith after he had three interceptions, 19 passes defended and 150 tackles in 31 games over two seasons.