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Brandon Workman | Starting Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/13/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Red Sox optioned RHP Brandon Workman to Triple-A Pawtucket.
The Red Sox needed to clear room on the roster for the addition of Rubby De La Rosa, who will start Wednesday. Workman allowed five runs -- three earned -- over seven innings in a loss to the White Sox Tuesday. He'll be eligible to rejoin the rotation after the All-Star break. Jul 8 - 10:49 PM

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Brandon Workman took his third loss of the season after allowing five runs (three earned) in seven innings in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.

The White Sox were squaring up Workman well, as four of the eight hits he allowed went for extra-bases, including Conor Gillaspie's two-run home run. Workman also walked two and struck out five in the effort. Workman has a 4.13 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a 41/19 K/BB ratio.
Jul 8 - 10:47 PM

Brandon Workman was tagged for six runs in four innings by the Cubs on Wednesday.

Rubby De La Rosa outperformed Workman prior to his demotion, but it was still pretty close up until that point. Now Workman has given up 10 runs and four homers over 11 innings in his last two starts, suggesting that the Red Sox picked the wrong youngster. If Workman isn't better next time out, he could return to Triple-A.
Jul 3 - 12:29 AM

Brandon Workman was knocked around in Friday's loss to the Yankees, surrendering four runs on seven hits over his seven innings of work.

The young right-hander struck out five and walked two on the night. His troubles stemmed from his inability to keep the ball in the yard, as Kelly Johnson and Brett Gardner tagged him for back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning. He'll look to get back on track when he squares off against the Cubs on Wednesday.
Jun 27 - 10:54 PM

Brandon Workman has lost the appeal of his six-game suspension for throwing at the Rays' Evan Longoria late last month.

He'll begin serving the suspension immediately. Workman had been scheduled to start Friday, but Felix Doubront (shoulder) will likely now be brought off the disabled list to take the ball against the A's.
Jun 18 - 1:55 PM

Brandon Workman allowed two runs, striking out seven, over six innings in a no-decision against the Indians on Sunday.

Coming off a start in which he allowed one hit over 6 2/3 innings, Workman was nearly as good on Sunday. The right-hander gave up five hits and two walks on the afternoon, and his seven strikeouts were the most in a start this year. Workman has a 2.88 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 34 1/3 innings, and he'll square off with the Athletics in Oakland on Friday.
Jun 15 - 6:59 PM

Brandon Workman did some work on Tuesday, allowing just one hit over 6 2/3 scoreless innings in a 1-0 win over the Orioles.

Workman had been serviceable in his first four starts, but the right-hander quieted a potent Orioles offense with conviction on Tuesday. In fact, Workman's toughest opponent was the two rain delays that limited him to 67 pitches before being yanked. The right-hander walked one and struck out four, lowering his ERA to 2.86 with a 0.99 WHIP. The strong outing has surely bought him at least one more turn in the rotation, and that will come Sunday against the Indians.
Jun 10 - 11:45 PM

Brandon Workman's appeal of a six-game suspension will be heard on Friday.

Workman was suspended six games by MLB and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing at Rays' third baseman Evan Longoria late last month. Even if the suspension is upheld, the right-hander will only have a start pushed back a bit.
Jun 9 - 8:39 PM

Brandon Workman was charged with three runs in five-plus innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Indians.

It was one run through five, but Workman was pulled after a walk and a single to start the sixth (why was he sent out in the first place then?) and Chris Capuano allowed by inherited runners to score. While Workman hasn't been bad in any of his three starts since his callup, he's gotten a combined one out beyond the fifth inning. He might well be replaced in the rotation prior to Rubby De La Rosa.
Jun 5 - 2:13 AM

Brandon Workman has appealed his six-game suspension.

Workman was issued the six-game sentence Tuesday by Major League Baseball after intentionally throwing at Rays third baseman Evan Longoria on Saturday. Workman will make his scheduled start Wednesday versus the Indians. It can take a few weeks for appeals to be heard.
Jun 3 - 4:35 PM

Brandon Workman is expected to appeal his suspension and start Wednesday against the Indians.

Workman was suspended six games by MLB and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing at Rays' third baseman Evan Longoria on Saturday. However, the appeal will allow him to make his next scheduled start. It's possible he'll drop the appeal and serve the suspension after the game.
Jun 3 - 4:06 PM

MLB has suspended Brandon Workman for six games and fined him an undisclosed amount for throwing at Evan Longoria on Saturday.

It's not clear if Workman will appeal the suspension or serve it immediately. He's currently scheduled to start Wednesday against the Indians. For what it's worth, David Price did not receive any punishment for his actions on Saturday.
Jun 3 - 3:14 PM

Brandon Workman was ejected in the top of the sixth inning in Friday's game after throwing behind Rays third baseman Evan Longoria.

Third base coach Brian Butterfield, the acting manager with John Farrell and Torey Lovullo ejected earlier in the game, was also ejected. Warnings were issued to both sides because of previous incidents in the game, so Workman was automatically ejected for throwing at Longoria. He gave the Red Sox what they needed for the most part, giving up two runs on four hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out four batters.
May 30 - 9:25 PM

Brandon Workman allowed three runs on five hits over five innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Sunday.

Starting for the injured Felix Doubront, Workman kept the Red Sox in the ballgame but exited in line for the loss. The right-hander also walked three while striking out three in the outing. Doubront's return isn't on the horizon, so Workman will presumably get another start with the club. That start will likely come against the same Rays club on Friday.
May 25 - 6:03 PM

Red Sox recalled RHP Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Workman will get the start on Sunday in Tampa Bay in place of the injured Felix Doubront (shoulder). With Doubront out indefinitely, Workman will get a shot to stay in the rotation for a while if he pitches well. He's posted a 5.12 ERA and 34/10 K/BB ratio over seven Triple-A starts this season.
May 25 - 11:43 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
1B1Mike Napoli
2Mike Carp
3Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Mookie Betts
SS1Stephen Drew
3B1Xander Bogaerts
2Will Middlebrooks
LF1Brock Holt
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Jackie Bradley
2Mookie Betts
RF1Shane Victorino
2Alex Hassan
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Clay Buchholz
3John Lackey
4Jake Peavy
5Rubby De La Rosa
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Andrew Miller
7Felix Doubront