DREW POMERANZ ON 10-DAY DISABLED LIST
Club Recalls Right-handed Pitcher Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today placed left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to June 2) with left biceps tendinitis. To fill Pomeranz’s spot on the 25-man roster, the club recalled right-handed pitcher Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket.
President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.
Pomeranz, 29, has made eight starts for Boston this season, going 1-3 with a 6.81 ERA (28 ER/37.0 IP). After earning his first All-Star selection in 2016, the left-hander set career bests last season in starts (32), wins (17), and innings pitched (173.2) while posting a 3.32 ERA, as the Red Sox went 22-10 in his outings. Selected by Cleveland in the first round of the 2010 June Draft (fifth overall), Pomeranz has appeared in 178 major league games (119 starts) for the Rockies (2011-13), A’s (2014-15), Padres (2016), and Red Sox (2016-18). He was acquired by Boston from San Diego on July 14, 2016, in exchange for minor league pitcher Anderson Espinoza.
Workman, 29, has made 15 appearances for Pawtucket this season, posting a 4.18 ERA (13 ER/28.0 IP) and a 0.89 WHIP while striking out 30 batters and issuing only five walks. He allowed six earned runs without recording an out on April 11 against Buffalo, but has posted a 2.25 ERA (7 ER/28.0 IP) in his other 14 outings. After undergoing Tommy John surgery in June 2015, the right-hander returned to the majors in 2017, recording a 3.18 ERA (14 ER/39.2 IP) in 33 relief appearances and earning the Red Sox Comeback Player of the Year Award from the Boston Baseball Writers. A member of the Red Sox’ 2013 World Series championship club, Workman has made 72 appearances (18 starts) over parts of three major league seasons (2013-14, ’17).
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