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Brandon Workman | Relief Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/13/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brandon Workman recently underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.
Workman had been trying to rehab a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, but he's finally given in and gone under the knife. The right-hander will be sidelined until around midseason next year. Jun 15 - 11:06 PM

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Red Sox transferred RHP Brandon Workman from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for outfielder Alejandro De Aza, who was acquired from the Orioles on Wednesday. Workman is trying to rehab a torn right elbow ligament. He began a throwing program in late May.
Jun 3 - 5:40 PM

Brandon Workman (elbow) has begun playing catch.

Workman was given a platelet-rich plasma injection in the elbow in mid-April, and he was shut down for a month to give his partially torn elbow ligament time to heal. Workman said he believes the elbow has started to heal. Tommy John surgery remains as an option, but Workman will continue to try rest and rehabilitation in hopes of pitching again this season.
Source: Boston Globe
May 20 - 7:41 PM

Brandon Workman was given a platelet-rich plasma injection on Wednesday for his right elbow.

Workman has been on the disabled list retroactive to April 3 with a right elbow sprain. It's not clear when the reliever might be able to resume throwing.
Apr 15 - 5:01 PM

Brandon Workman was scheduled to see Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday for a second opinion on his right elbow sprain.

Workman was sent to Triple-A Pawtucket at the end of spring training, but he had his option reversed Monday and he was placed on the disabled list with an elbow sprain. Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com writes that the "thought for now" is that surgery is not needed, but going to see Dr. James Andrews is rarely a good sign. The Red Sox should pass along an update soon.
Apr 14 - 3:37 PM

Red Sox placed RHP Brandon Workman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 3, with a right elbow strain.

Workman had been optioned to Triple-A prior to Opening Day, but the option has been rescinded since his injury occurred in big league camp. It's not clear at this point how long he might be sidelined, but he'll now receive a much bigger paycheck.
Apr 13 - 7:55 PM

Red Sox optioned RHP Brandon Workman to Triple-A Pawtucket.

He'll work as a reliever there and it shouldn't be too long before he gets another shot with the big club. Workman held a 6.43 ERA this spring but had a 9/1 K/BB ratio across seven innings.
Apr 3 - 3:43 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Brandon Workman will enter spring training as a reliever.

Workman made 15 starts for the Red Sox last season but struggled, going 1-10 with a 5.17 ERA. Perhaps he'll find more success in the bullpen.
Source: WEEI.com
Jan 31 - 6:09 PM

Brandon Workman watched his record drop to 1-10 with a loss on Thursday after allowing three runs (two earned) in five innings against the Pirates.

Workman allowed plenty of base runners, as the Pirates racked up seven hits and three walks in the right-hander's five innings. One of the hits was a solo home run by Starling Marte. Workman will bring a 5.17 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and a 70/36 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's home start against the Rays, in which he'll search for his second win of the season.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 10:26:00 PM

Brandon Workman allowed six runs -- five earned -- over three innings Wednesday in a loss to the Orioles.

Workman made it through the first two frames unscathed, but the O's poured on six runs in the top of the third to take a commanding lead in the matinee. Workman is now 1-9 on the year with a 5.27 ERA. He will take on the Pirates at PNC Park next time out.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 05:02:00 PM

Brandon Workman notched a quality start in his return to the rotation, allowing three runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Yankees on Thursday.

Workman was in line for the win until Koji Uehara blew the save in the ninth inning. The right-hander limited the Yankees to five hits and a pair of walks while striking out five. He'll take a 4.90 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 61/30 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's start at home against the Orioles.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 10:37:00 PM

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

Workman will start on Thursday versus the Yankees and is expected to remain in the rotation for the rest of the season. The right-hander was hammered for seven earned runs in 3 1/3 innings by the Mariners in his last start at the major league level and isn't a great fantasy option.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 12:24:00 PM

Brandon Workman will return to the Red Sox starting rotation on Thursday against the Yankees.

Workman won't officially be added to the roster until Wednesday. The right-hander was hammered for seven earned runs in 3 1/3 innings by the Mariners in his last start at the major league level and probably won't be a very good fantasy option for the stretch run.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 05:31:00 PM

Red Sox optioned RHP Brandon Workman to Triple-A Pawtucket.

He gets the boot after being rocked for seven earned runs in 3 1/3 innings Saturday versus the Mariners. Workman will probably get another shot in the rotation in September, but the Red Sox have decided someone else will get a chance.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 10:16:00 AM

Brandon Workman was lit up for seven earned runs in 3 1/3 innings Saturday by the Mariners.

Workman was staked to a 3-0 lead after three innings, but the Mariners went off for seven runs on seven hits and a wild pitch in the top of the fourth. Workman is now 1-8 on the season with a 4.93 ERA and 1.34 WHIP.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 05:06:00 PM

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2Jean Machi
3Junichi Tazawa
4Alexi Ogando
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6Robbie Ross
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