The Boston Red Sox continue to make their way through the first fifth of the MLB season. They currently sit 19-13 and at the top of the A.L. East standings. But at this point, the Red Sox are always looking for some help. Where particularly? In their bullpen. Well, an old friend might be able to help them out just a little bit. The Red Sox have officially signed Workman to a minor-league deal and have sent Workman down to Worcester.
Brandon Workman is back. Red Sox sign him to a minor-league deal and send him to Worcester.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) May 6, 2021
Now with this move being official, it means just a few things that you might want to pay attention to here.
Chaim Bloom Won the Nick Pivetta Trade
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) August 22, 2020
Remember when the Red Sox made this trade at the deadline last season? Do you all want to continue to doubt what Chaim Bloom is doing? Let’s think about this logically for a second. Bloom sent Workman along with Heath Embree to the Phillies. In return, he received Pivetta who is pitching well so far in 2021 and Connor Seabold who helps bolster your farm system a bit. In 2021, Workman struggled in 10 appearances for the Chicago Cubs. He had a 6.75 ERA while allowing nine runs, seven walks, and 11 strikeouts.
What This Means for the Red Sox Moving Forward
The Red Sox could have another option in the bullpen. Honestly, it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world right now. Who knows what you’re going to get out of Adam Ottavino? You know you have to hold your breath when you see Josh Taylor trotting to the mound. Garrett Whitlock has struggled a little bit lately. So having a veteran bullpen arm is something you can definitely afford to have around your ball club.
Will Brandon Workman be up in Boston sooner rather than later? Probably. Will he be as effective as his first stint in Boston? I don’t know. But it can’t hurt. Need more convincing? Jared Carrabis has you covered.
Chaim Bloom is playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers. He got Nick Pivetta and Connor Seabold for Brandon Workman, didn’t pay Workman in free agency and just got Workman back for 25 bucks. https://t.co/KKWQWdcBcf
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) May 6, 2021
I’m sold! Good work here Chaim.
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