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Red Sox demote Brandon Workman to Triple-A

Jul 9, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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Brandon Workman has done a solid job for the Red Sox, posting a 4.13 ERA in 52 innings split between the rotation and bullpen, but the 25-year-old right-hander has been optioned back to Triple-A following last night’s loss to the White Sox.

The move made room for the arrival of Rubby De La Rosa, who was called up from Triple-A to start tonight’s game.

Workman took the demotion in stride and manager John Farrell actually praised his performance last night, so it’s possible the Red Sox are simply using his demotion to lessen a roster logjam and plan to recall him from the minors shortly after the All-Star break.

  1. Ari Collins - Jul 9, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    They needed a 6th starter due to a double-header, but Workman will be back for the first series after the ASB. He’s just going to take a turn in AAA to keep him fresh.

    Wouldn’t be shocked if Rubby De La Rosa is up for good, with a Peavy trade coming before the ASB ends. This would help the major league club, as well as open up a spot in a crowded AAA rotation for Henry Owens.

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