Red Sox add Brandon Workman with Daniel Nava on paternity leave

August 05, 2013 - 11:53 am

With Daniel Nava on paternity leave from the Red Sox, the team moved officially to replace the first baseman/outfielder by adding right-hander Brandon Workman back from the roster of Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday. Workman was optioned on August 1, but while he has yet to spend the 10 days in the minors typically required of a player who is optioned before he can be recalled, he is eligible to return prior to the conclusion of that time period to replace a player who is on paternity leave. Major League Baseball's paternity leave policy allows a team to replace a player on the roster for one to three days while he attends to the birth of a child. Workman did not pitch in Pawtucket after being optioned. (Indeed, it's likely that he never actually set foot in the Pawtucket clubhouse.) In four big league appearances, he's 1-1 with a 3.54 ERA, 22 strikeouts and four walks in 20 1/3 innings.