Boston Red Sox Lose Rights of Marcus Wilson, Brandon Workman

The Red Sox have lost the rights to a pair of players. Marcus Wilson was claimed off waivers by the Mariners, and Brandon Workman has elected free agency.

Workman was designated for assignment in order to make room for newly acquired Kyle Schwarber. With the right-hander being out of options as well as having at least five years of major-league experience, he chose free agency over being sent down to Triple-A Worcester.

The righty posted a 4.95 ERA with an identical walk rate and strikeout rate of 15.1% this season with Boston, but had his fingerprints all over World Series championships in 2013 and 2018. In his seven seasons with Boston, the reliever posted a 3.83 ERA through 214 outings.

Wilson, the 34th ranked prospect on, was DFA’d in order to make room on the 40-man roster for several new acquisitions. The Red Sox either had to release, trade, or waive Wilson, and they chose to place the 24-year-old on waivers.

The outfielder did not pass through waivers though, as he was picked up by the Mariners.

The right-handed bat slashed .242/.370/.452 with Triple-A Worcester this season, blasting 10 homers and notching 30 RBIs, while snagging 10 bases through 64 games with the WooSox.

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