RP - CHC
MLB Network's Jon Heyman confirms the Cubs signed free agent RHP Brandon Workman to a major league deal.
Workman will earn $1 million and the deal also includes some incentives. He spent the 2020 season with the Red Sox and Phillies, though his Philadelphia tenure was a brutal disaster. Workman was highly effective as recently as 2019, however. He should pitch in middle relief to begin the season.
Phillies reliever Brandon Workman allowed a walk-off two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Washington Nationals. He was charged with a blown save and the loss.
After some early success with the Phillies, Workman has been a disaster since arriving via a trade with the Boston Red Sox. He now has a 5.95 ERA and 2.24 WHIP to go with a 1-4 record and three blown saves.
Phillies reliever Brandon Workman allowed three earned runs on three hits while striking out one over 1/3 of an inning in Thursday's loss to the New York Mets.
Workman has now allowed earned runs in three straight appearances, causing his ERA to balloon to 5.89 on the season. He may not see all of the save opportunities going forward, although fellow late-inning reliever Hector Neris has also struggled of late.
Phillies closer Brandon Workman allowed one earned run on three hits and two walks while striking out one over one inning of work on Thursday to take the loss and earn a blown save.
Workman has converted five of his seven save chances since joining the Phillies, but Thursday was a particularly bad performance. Even though he was only charged with one earned run, he entered the game in the eighth inning and allowed all three baserunners he inherited to score.
Phillies closer Brandon Workman tossed a scoreless ninth inning to earn his eighth save of the season in Wednesday's win over the Nationals, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out one.
Workman's 2.14 WHIP leads to come interesting scenarios late in games, but he has converted four of his five save opportunities since arriving in Philadelphia and appears to be locked into the closer role for the time being.