Sox avoid arbitration with right-hander Workman

Pitcher missed 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery

Sox avoid arbitration with right-hander Workman

The Red Sox avoided arbitration with Brandon Workman on Friday, signing the right-hander to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal, the club announced.

Workman, 28, missed the 2016 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, which he underwent in June 2015. He saw limited action in a Minor League rehab assignment, making 10 appearances between the Gulf Coast League Red Sox, Class A Lowell and Double-A Portland.

A second-round pick by Boston in the 2010 Draft, Workman last pitched in the Majors in September 2014. He went 7-13 with a 5.11 ERA over 128 2/3 innings (21 relief appearances, 18 starts) in two seasons.

The move leaves the Red Sox with nine unsigned players still eligible for salary arbitration: infielder Brock Holt, shortstop Xander Bogaerts, outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr., catcher Sandy Leon, and pitchers Fernando Abad, Joe Kelly, Drew Pomeranz, Robbie Ross Jr. and Tyler Thornburg.

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