Red Sox recall Brandon Workman

September 03, 2014 - 8:40 am

NEW YORK -- The Red Sox have recalled right-hander Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket. He is slated to start the series finale against the Yankees in New York on Thursday. This is Workman's fourth stretch in the big leagues this year. He is 1-8 with a 4.93 ERA, 6.9 strikeouts and 3.5 walks per nine in 73 big league innings covering 16 games (12 starts). He has suffered the loss in each of his last eight appearances, the longest such streak by a Red Sox pitcher since Hall of Famer Red Ruffing suffered losses in 11 straight appearances in 1929. Workman made one start with the PawSox after being optioned on August 24, tossing 6 2/3 innings while allowing one run and punching out six. Though he's mired in a lengthy losing streak in the big leagues, Workman has won six straight decisions in Triple-A.