Brandon Workman, after suffering a setback with a strained oblique muscle, threw one inning on Monday.
Workman is currently playing for the Short-A Lowell (Mass.) Spinners of the New York-Penn League.
The session is the latest in Workman’s hopeful rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery in 2015.
“He’ll go to Lowell right now, and begin to get back into games there,” said Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said.
Farrell then went on to detail Workman’s simulated game with Mark C. Volain, a sports reporter from Masslive.com.
Workman reportedly originally was set for a simulated game at Pawtucket (R.I.), but a morning game changed that plan. The session was moved to Lowell.
“He’s thrown bullpens discomfort or pain free in the oblique that was strained,” Farrell added.
The Spinners lost to Tri-Valley, 2-1. However, Workman should be encouraged by his results. He allowed one hit while striking out one in an inning of work. Read more in the Aug. 3 Bowie News.
Brandon Workman. (Courtesy photo, used with permission)