Red Sox to recall Anthony Ranaudo for start on Wednesday

August 12, 2014 - 10:54 am
Red Sox manager John Farrell told MLB Network Radio on Tuesday that the team will skip right-hander Brandon Workman on Wednesday. In his place, the team will have right-hander Anthony Ranaudo start. Workman has suffered the loss in each of his last six big league appearances (five starts and a bullpen appearance in Saturday's 19-inning loss to the Angels), with a 6.35 ERA in that span. Farrell has noted on occasion that, given that Workman pitched two more months (September and October) last year than he ever had in the minors, he might be dealing with some residual fatigue. He's 1-6 with a 4.45 ERA this year. Ranaudo won his major league debut against the Yankees on Aug. 1, working around four walks to limit New York to two runs in six innings. The 24-year-old is 13-4 with a 2.58 ERA in 22 minor league starts spanning 125 2/3 innings this year. To clear a spot for Ranaudo, the Sox are optioning left-hander Edwin Escobar back to Pawtucket. Escobar, a 22-year-old acquired from the Giants for Jake Peavy, has a 1.50 ERA with 10 strikeouts and three walks in two starts with Triple-A Pawtucket.