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Brandon Workman | Starting Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/13/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brandon Workman was solid, allowing two runs over seven innings, but he saw his record fall to 1-7 with Monday's defeat at the hands of the Angels.
He was every bit as good, if not better than C.J. Wilson, but the Red Sox were unable to capitalize on their many opportunities as their 4-through-7 hitters combined to go 0-for-16. Workman gave up six hits and a pair of walks while striking out five. He'll take a 4.26 ERA and a 53/27 K/BB ratio into Saturday's home start against the Mariners. Aug 18 - 10:59 PM

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Red Sox manager John Farrell said on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM on Tuesday that Brandon Workman will have his turn skipped in the starting rotation this week.

Anthony Ranaudo will be called up to start Wednesday against the Reds. Workman owns a 4.45 ERA and 48/25 K/BB ratio over 62 2/3 innings this season and is no lock to get his rotation spot back.
Aug 12 - 1:38 PM

Brandon Workman faltered against the Cardinals, giving up four runs in 5 1/3 innings in a loss on Thursday.

Workman falls to 1-5 after the Cardinals were able to push across a quadruplet of runs on six hits and a pair of walks. The right-hander punched out five batters. He left after allowing a one-out single in the sixth, and Craig Breslow was able to navigate out of the inning without any further damage. Workman sports a 4.31 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a 48/25 K/BB ratio. His next start will come against the Reds in Cincinnati on Wednesday.
Aug 7 - 11:37 PM

Brandon Workman lost Wednesday in his return to the majors, giving up five runs -- two earned -- in five innings against the Blue Jays.

Only two runs were earned, but Workman contributed to the mess with an error and he finished the night with just two strikeouts and four walks. His chances of sticking in the majors this time currently hinge on what happens with Jon Lester and John Lackey before Thursday's trade deadline.
Jul 30 - 10:18 PM

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

Workman is starting Wednesday in place of Jon Lester, who was scratched from the outing amid rampant trade speculation. Workman owns a 4.13 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 41/19 K/BB ratio in 52 1/3 innings this season, but he's not a very good fantasy play versus Toronto.
Jul 30 - 5:55 PM

Brandon Workman will be recalled to start on Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

He's taking the spot of Jon Lester, who has been scratched amid trade rumors. If Lester is indeed dealt, Workman should stick in the rotation for the remainder of the season. The right-hander holds a 4.13 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a 41/19 K/BB ratio over 52 1/3 innings this season.
Jul 29 - 10:29 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Kelly Johnson
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Brock Holt
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Allen Craig
2Shane Victorino
3Daniel Nava
4Alex Hassan
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rubby De La Rosa
3Joe Kelly
4Allen Webster
5Brandon Workman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Tommy Layne
7Alex Wilson
8Steven Wright