On Sunday the Boston Red Sox Called Up Right Handed Pitcher Brandon Workman From Triple-A Pawtucket, And Option Noe Ramirez
Reliever Noe Ramirez was called up to pitch for the Boston Red Sox prior to Friday’s game against the Oakland Athletics. Less than two days later though Ramirez has been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket in favor of adding right handed reliever Brandon Workman to the roster to help provide a fresh arm to the bullpen.
Noe was added for the same purpose but he failed to keep Saturdays game close for Boston as he allowed two home-runs to the Oakland A’s. With Ramirez failing to impress the Red Sox coaching staff the team has decided to go with Workman who has worked his way back into pitching form after a career altering surgery.
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Workman had Tommy John surgery and is pitching in his first full season since 2014. The righty has been up with the big-league team once before this season. In that outing he went three innings without allowing a run, although he did allow five hits and one walk.
In 13 2⁄3 innings with the Pawtucket Red Sox this season, he’s pitched to an impressive 1.98 ERA with 17 strikeouts and five walks.
With the Red Sox bullpen constantly getting overworked by starters failing to go deep in ballgames, the need for fresh arms continues to be a necessity for Boston. It would not be shocking if in the coming days another move comes to add another fresh arm to the Major League pen.