Brandon Workman has been outrighted off the Red Sox roster and elected free agency, according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe. Workman has recently been designated for assignment to create roster space after Boston traded for Kyle Schwarber.
After being a mainstay of the Red Sox bullpen for years, Workman was traded to Philadelphia before the 2020 trade deadline. After that season, Workman became a free agent, eventually signing with the Cubs. But the 32-year-old lasted less than a month into the season, being designated for assignment by the Cubs in late April. About a month later, Workman returned to the Red Sox organization on a minor league deal, eventually having his contract selected in early June.
The righty has worked 20 innings out of Boston’s bullpen since then, posting a 4.95 ERA and identical strikeout and walk rates of 15.1%, both of which are uninspiring. But Workman will now head back to the open market and see if he can latch onto another club.