Sox avoid arbitration with right-hander Workman

Pitcher missed 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery

December 16th, 2016

The Red Sox avoided arbitration with on Friday, signing the right-hander to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal, the club announced.
Workman, 28, missed the 2016 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, which he underwent in June 2015. He saw limited action in a Minor League rehab assignment, making 10 appearances between the Gulf Coast League Red Sox, Class A Lowell and Double-A Portland.
A second-round pick by Boston in the 2010 Draft, Workman last pitched in the Majors in September 2014. He went 7-13 with a 5.11 ERA over 128 2/3 innings (21 relief appearances, 18 starts) in two seasons.
The move leaves the Red Sox with nine unsigned players still eligible for salary arbitration: infielder , shortstop , outfielder , catcher , and pitchers , , , and .