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.

Video: Jackie Bradley Jr. climbs wall to rob Luis Urías of homer

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Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. scaled the center field fence to rob Padres shortstop Luis Urías of a solo home run in the fourth inning of Sunday afternoon’s game. Urías was trying to take advantage of a 0-1 slider from Ryan Brasier. Had Bradley not made the grab, the Padres’ lead would have been extended to 4-1.

Unfortunately for the Red Sox, they weren’t able to take advantage of Bradley’s effort, dropping Sunday’s contest 3-1. They still won the series against the Padres, however. The Sox will continue their road trip for two games against the Rockies followed by three versus the Angels.