Six relievers Phillies could acquire by trade deadline
By Matt Rappa
Brandon Workman, Boston Red Sox
Right-handed reliever Brandon Workman has pitched in all of his six seasons in a Boston Red Sox uniform since his 2013 debut.
The Phillies drafted the Arlington, Texas, native in the third round of the 2007 draft out of Bowie High School, however he did not sign. Three years later, the Red Sox drafted Workman in the second round out of the University of Texas at Austin.
Workman’s decision paid off tremendously, as 13 years later after being drafted by the Phillies, he can call himself a two-time World Series champion. During the 2013 Fall Classic against the St. Louis Cardinals, teammates with former Phillies champion Shane Victorino, Workman tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings.
The right-hander was left off of the 2018 Red Sox World Series roster opposite the Los Angeles Dodgers, as he recorded a 13.50 ERA in that year’s NLDS against the New York Yankees, and an 108.00 ERA in the NLCS against the Houston Astros.
Since, Workman has notched 19 saves as the Red Sox clover, going 10-1. Overall in his career during the regular season, Workman has gone 24-16 with a 3.76 ERA spanning 194 appearance, 18 of which started a game during his first two seasons in a Red Sox uniform (2013-14).
Workman earned the American League Reliever of the Month honors last September, a season in which he overall appeared in the fourth-most games in the league (73).
So far in 2020, Workman has allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings; none scored via a home run. His three saves rank as the 10th-most in the American League, while his five games finished rank as the ninth-most.