Chicago White Sox can still add one of these three relievers

Vincent Parise
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 29: Brandon Workman #42 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on August 29, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson, traditionally held on April 15, was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Phillies won 4-1. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 29: Brandon Workman #42 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on August 29, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson, traditionally held on April 15, was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Phillies won 4-1. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox Brandon Workman
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44. player. 6. . RP. Philadelphia Phillies. Brandon Workman

Brandon Workman is a relief pitcher that started his career as a relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox that also had a few appearances as a starting pitcher. He remained in that type of role for 2013 and 2014 before missing all of 2015 and 2016. By the time 2017 started, he was a full-time relief pitcher. He played for the Red Sox up until the 2020 season when he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in the middle of the year. Now, he is a free agent looking for a new home in 2021.

The Chicago White Sox should take a look at him. He didn’t play very well with Philly late in the season but he was okay with the Red Sox before that. Throughout his career with Boston, he was a really good reliever at times. As recently as 2019, the last full season, he was one of the best in the entire league. That year, he had a 1.88 ERA, a 1.033 WHIP, and 104 strikeouts over the course of 71.2 innings. He also had 16 saves when many guys on that team closed games so he can be the closer in a game that Hendriks needs a day off.

In addition to all of that, he brings something that you can’t just find anywhere and that is experience. Workman has been with some great baseball teams and some really bad baseball teams. In 2013 and 2018, he won the World Series with the Boston Red Sox so that type of knowledge might really be able to help some other relievers on the team. He is definitely someone to consider late in the offseason.

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