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AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
100-62 7-3 L1
92-70 7-3 W1
92-70 5-5 W3
91-71 6-4 W3
52-110 4-6 L3

2021 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 1 2 5.46 25 21 2.04

Top Brandon Workman News

  • Brandon Workman: Reaches open market

    The Red Sox released Workman on Sunday after he elected free agency.

    Rather than accepting an assignment to Triple-A Worcester after he went unclaimed off waivers, Workman will head to the open market and hope to land a minor-league deal with another organization. Over 29 relief appearances between the Red Sox and Cubs this season, Workman has posted a 5.46 ERA and 2.04 WHIP across 28 innings.

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  • Red Sox's Brandon Workman: Designated for assignment

    Workman was designated for assignment Thursday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

    Workman has pitched for both the Cubs and Red Sox this season but has struggled to a 5.46 ERA across 28 innings. The move created roster space for the addition of Kyle Schwarber (hamstring), who was acquired by the Red Sox prior to the trade deadline.

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  • Red Sox's Brandon Workman: Allows run but snares win

    Workman (1-2) gave up a run on two hits and a walk in one inning, but he earned the win Sunday versus the Yankees.

    Workman became the pitcher of record when the Red Sox posted a five-run rally in the bottom of the eighth, and Matt Barnes was able to convert the save. The 32-year-old Workman has amassed a 4.68 ERA, 2.00 WHIP and 23:21 K:BB across 25 innings between the Red Sox and the Cubs this season. He's added four holds, but he hasn't seen a lot of high-leverage work.

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  • Red Sox's Brandon Workman: Makes debut

    Workman allowed one run on one hit and struck out two in the ninth inning during Thursday's 5-1 win over the Astros.

    He served up Yuli Gurriel's ninth-inning home run while making his season debut for Boston. Workman was set to exercise an opt-out clause in his contract, but the Red Sox purchased his contract and placed him on the active roster. The 32-year-old began his career in Boston and was once a key member of the Red Sox's bullpen. The team could use a consistent arm for late-inning work, but Workman is expected to serve in a low-leverage role for now, as he did Thursday.

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  • Red Sox's Brandon Workman: Contract purchased by Red Sox

    Workman's contract was selected from Triple-A Worcester prior to Thursday's game in Houston, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    The 32-year-old righty logged a 1.29 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 10 strikeouts in seven innings over seven appearances at Triple-A. He will occupy a middle-relief role for Boston going forward.

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  • Red Sox's Brandon Workman: Opts out of minor-league deal

    Workman triggered the opt-out in his minor-league Red Sox contract Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    The Red Sox have 48 hours to promote or release the veteran reliever. The latter seems most likely, as Workman has struggled mightily since leaving Boston at the 2020 trade deadline and the team is awaiting the return of reliever Ryan Brasier (calf), who's about ready to begin a rehab assignment.

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  • Red Sox's Brandon Workman: Lands MiLB deal with Red Sox

    Workman signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Workman was released by the Cubs on Friday, but he'll now return to the Red Sox organization. The right-hander has been assigned to Triple-A Worcester, but he could be a candidate to return to the major-league bullpen at some point this year. Workman made 10 relief appearances for the Cubs to begin the season, posting a 6.75 ERA and 2.38 WHIP in eight innings.

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  • Brandon Workman: Parts ways with Cubs

    The Cubs released Workman on Friday.

    Workman went unclaimed off waivers after the Cubs designated him for assignment last week, but rather than remaining in the organization and reporting to Triple-A Iowa, he'll seek work elsewhere. The 32-year-old boasts 219 games worth of big-league experience, but he'll likely be forced to settle for a minor-league deal in free agency, given his poor results over the past two seasons.

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  • Cubs' Brandon Workman: Designated for assignment

    Workman was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Thursday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Workman had been relatively strong early in the season, but he gave up six runs (four earned) in 1.2 innings across his last two appearances. As a result, the right-hander will be removed from the 40-man roster to make room for southpaw Justin Steele, who was recalled by the Cubs in a corresponding move.

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  • Cubs' Brandon Workman: Suffers second loss Monday

    Workman (0-2) allowed three runs on two hits and a walk across an inning of work to take the loss Monday against Atlanta.

    Workman got the fifth inning in a 5-5 game and promptly put two runners on, then allowed a three-run home to Freddie Freeman. Workman has 10 strikeouts across 7.1 innings this season, but he's also allowed two home runs and five earned runs already. With Craig Kimbrel pitching well in the closer's role, Workman should stick in middle relief, which limits his fantasy appeal.

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  • Cubs' Brandon Workman: Reinstated from COVID-19 IL

    Workman was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Saturday, Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network reports.

    Workman had been away from the team since he was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Monday, but he'll be eligible to pitch in Saturday's matchup against Atlanta. The right-hander has posted a 4.91 ERA and 1.91 WHIP in 3.2 innings across four relief appearances to begin the year.

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  • Cubs' Brandon Workman: Lands on injured list

    Workman was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Monday.

    The Cubs haven't specified whether Workman has contracted the virus himself or has merely been exposed to someone who did. He'll be eligible to return to the roster once he clears health and safety protocols.

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  • Cubs' Brandon Workman: Stuck with loss

    Workman (0-1) allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits and struck out one over one inning to take the loss Wednesday versus the Brewers.

    Workman pitched the 10th inning, but he allowed a three-run homer to Lorenzo Cain. The Cubs couldn't cover the damage in the bottom half of the inning. The 32-year-old Workman hadn't allowed a run in his previous two outings. He's racked up three strikeouts, three hits, two walks and a hold over 2.2 innings this season. Workman will likely continue in setup role to closer Craig Kimbrel.

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  • Cubs' Brandon Workman: Records hold Saturday

    Workman pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts to record a hold in Saturday's win over the Pirates.

    Workman worked a clean and efficient seventh inning, needing just 10 pitches to retire the side in order. The righty figures to have a prominent role with the Cubs, and he should be able to rack up plenty of holds. He could also get a chance to save games if Craig Kimbrel struggles like he did the past few seasons.

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  • Cubs' Brandon Workman: Pitching well this spring

    Workman has not allowed a run across five Cactus League innings while striking out eight.

    Workman joined the Cubs on a one-year deal in mid-February and he's looked right at home so far. The righty reliever had a down 2020, posting a 5.95 ERA and 2.24 WHIP across 19.2 innings with the Red Sox and Phillies, but he was much better in 2019 (1.88 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 71.2 innings for Boston). Workman figures to slot into a setup role with Chicago, but he could end up getting save opportunities if Craig Kimbrel struggles.

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  • Cubs' Brandon Workman: Reaches deal with Cubs

    Workman agreed Wednesday with the Cubs on a one-year, $1 million contract that includes an additional $2 million in incentives, Patrick Mooney of The Athletic reports.

    President of baseball operations Jed Hoyer hinted in a conference call Tuesday the team was looking to add another veteran piece to the bullpen, and the Cubs appear to have found their man in Workman. While Craig Kimbrel and Rowan Wick (intercostal) look to be first in line for save chances out of the bullpen, Workman should be one of the top closers in waiting among the Cubs' remaining relief options. The 32-year-old endured a tough 2020 season while splitting time between Boston and Philadelphia (5.95 ERA, 2.24 WHIP in 21 appearances), but he was one of baseball's most effective late-inning arms in 2019. While serving as Boston's closer for a portion of that season, Workman notched 16 saves and submitted a 1.88 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 104 strikeouts over 71.2 innings.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 250 lbs
Birthplace: Arlington, TX
Age: 33
School: Texas
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: R, R