Brandon Workman

Brandon Workman undergoes successful Tommy John surgery

Ryan Hannable
June 15, 2015 - 7:29 pm

The PRP injection Brandon Workman received in the middle of April to help repair his right elbow strain apparently didn't help. Late Monday night, the team announced the right-hander underwent successful Tommy John surgery on his right elbow performed by Dr. James Andrews. "There are some changes to the ligament," manger John Farrell said back on April 19. "To what extent, or percentage of tear, I don'€™t have that. But that is why he received the injection he did." The injury occurred at the end of spring training and he was placed on the minor league DL as he began the year in Triple-A Pawtucket not throwing a pitch, but later it was reversed as the actual injury occurred when he was on the major league roster. It is worth noting Workman is on the major league disabled list and not the minor league disabled list, as there are major implications. By being on the major league roster his salary is be $539,000. If he was in the minors it would be $213,000. Also more importantly, by being on the major league DL he gets a full year of service time. For more Red Sox news, visit