Workman may begin throwing in 'two to three weeks'

Workman may begin throwing in 'two to three weeks'

BOSTON -- Injured pitcher Brandon Workman, who was present in the Red Sox's clubhouse before Sunday's game with the Orioles, could begin a throwing program within "two to three weeks" according to manager John Farrell.

After his option to Triple-A Pawtucket was reversed this week, the team placed Workman on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain. He consulted Dr. James Andrews, and the right-hander learned soon afterward that he would be able to avoid surgery.

Instead, Workman was given a platelet-rich plasma injection. Farrell said Workman would remain in Boston while he recovers from the injury and expects him to pitch again this season.

"There are some changes to the ligament," Farrell said. "To what extent -- a percentage of tear -- I don't have that. But that's why he received the injection he did."

Workman has appeared in 39 games as both a starter and reliever since debuting with the club in 2013.

Alec Shirkey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.