Red Sox plan to use Brandon Workman out of the bullpen

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Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed that Brandon Workman will enter spring training as a reliever, per WEEI’s Rob Bradford. He’ll be competing for a spot at the back of the bullpen.

Farrell said, “I met with Brandon at Winter Weekend (last weekend in Foxwoods) and let him know to think along the lines of coming in as a reliever and that’€™s where we see him.”

Workman made 15 starts and four relief appearances for the club last season, finishing with a 1-10 record, a 5.17 ERA, and a 70/36 K/BB ratio in 87 innings. Recent acquisitions Alexi Ogando and Robbie Ross are also expected to contribute out of the bullpen.