Red Sox manager John Farrell had no answer as to the roster move when Ruby De La Rosa would be called up today to return to the rotation following last night’s 8-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park.
Not more than five minutes later, a Red Sox staff member tapped on Brandon Workman’s shoulder as he was putting on his socks and shoes at his locker.
In a crowded rotation, which hasn’t been the problem for the Red Sox this season, Workman was the odd man out, as he will be sent down to Triple-A Pawtucket as the corresponding move to get De La Rosa another shot.
Workman was on the losing end of last night’s continuation of a misery-filled homestand after he gave up five runs, three earned, in seven innings of work. He is 0-3 since returning from suspension late in June.
“Definitely, it’s not ideal,” said Workman, who looked hesitant to confirm the official roster move after the meeting with Farrell.