Given the recent struggles of Brandon Workman and the success of Anthony Ranaudo in his major league debut, the latter will reportedly get another chance to show what he has against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. Manager John Farrell told MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that Ranaudo will be called up from Pawtucket to make the start in Cincinnati.
Farrell: "We've optioned out Escobar, and recalled Renaudo, he'll start tomorrow, we're skipping Workman one turn through rotation"— MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) August 12, 2014
In order to make room for Ranaudo on the roster, the Red Sox will option Edwin Escobar down to Triple-A. Workman will be skipped in this turn through the rotation.
The 24-year-old made his major league debut against the Yankees on August 1, cruising through six innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking two and walking four en route to picking up the win.
Workman has struggled mightily since June 27. In that time span, the righty has a 6.35 ERA, striking out 20 while walking 13 in 28 1/3 innings pitched. Opponents are hitting .279/.349/.532 in that time span.
Ranaudo has been excellent in Triple-A Pawtucket this season, posting a 2.58 ERA, 104 strikeouts, 50 walks and allowing seven home runs in 125 2/3 innings pitched.