Workman avoids surgery, but no timetable for return

Workman avoids surgery, but no timetable for return

BOSTON -- Red Sox right-hander Brandon Workman was able to avoid right elbow surgery after a visit with Dr. James Andrews.

"He received a PRP [platelet-rich plasma] injection today," said Red Sox manager John Farrell. "So that's going to take some time to recover from that. There's no estimated time of a return to a throwing program. He's en route back from seeing Dr. Andrews today."

The Red Sox optioned Workman to Triple-A Pawtucket late in Spring Training, but reversed the option earlier this week and placed him on the disabled list instead.

The injury is currently being diagnosed as a right elbow strain.

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.