Red Sox announce roster moves

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today announced the following roster moves:

  • Following last night’s game against the Houston Astros, the Red Sox optioned right-handed pitcher Colten Brewer to Triple-A Worcester.
  • The Red Sox today selected right-handed pitcher Brandon Workman to the active major league roster from Worcester. To make room for Workman on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox designated Brewer for assignment.

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Workman, 32, was selected by Boston in the second round of the 2010 June Draft. He spent most of his first 10 professional seasons in the Red Sox organization before being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in August 2020. A two-time World Series champion, Workman was the only pitcher to appear in at least one Postseason game for the Red Sox in both 2013 and 2018. In 219 major league games (18 starts), he is 25-22 with 25 saves and a 3.96 ERA (136 ER/309.0 IP) for the Red Sox (2013-14, ’17-20), Phillies (2020), and Chicago Cubs (2021). After the Red Sox signed him as a minor league free agent on May 6, he made seven appearances with Worcester and allowed only one run on three hits in 7.0 innings, striking out 10 batters and walking four.

Brewer, 28, has appeared in one game over two major league stints this season, throwing an inning of relief on May 31 against the Houston Astros. He has also made four appearances for Worcester, allowing four runs on four hits in 4.0 innings. The right-hander is 2-5 with a 5.04 ERA (51 ER/91.0 IP) in 81 major league outings between the San Diego Padres (2018) and Red Sox (2019-21).

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