Brandon Workman’s appeal of his six-game suspension was heard Friday afternoon by MLB. But, the Red Sox do not expect a ruling until early next week. So, the right-hander is still expected to make his start Sunday afternoon in the series finale against the Indians.
Depending upon when a ruling is given, and if it is decreased from the original six games, the Sox may need to get another starter for Workman’s next start after Sunday, which would tentatively by Friday in Oakland.
Workman was suspended for his role in altercations with the Rays during the Sox May 30 loss to the Rays at Fenway Park, when benches emptied and four Sox personnel (Workman, Farrell, bench coach Torey Lovullo, and third base coach Brian Butterfield) were ejected.
In seven appearances, four starts, for the Sox this season Workman has posted a record of 1-0 with a 2.86 ERA, allowing nine runs in 28 1/3 innings, while holding opponents to a .182 average.