Philadelphia has acquired right-handed pitchers Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree from the Red Sox in exchange for right-handers Nick Pivetta and Connor Seabold. Philips also receives cash consideration in this deal.The 32-year-old, Worker held 72 games for the Red Sox in 2019, serving as his primary closer. He went 10–1 with a 16–1 and 1.88 ERA. He has played in seven matches this season, scoring four runs with 8 strikes in 6 of the four. Workman is a free agent later this season.
The 31-year-old Hembury has posted a 3.90 ERA in 174 games over the past three seasons, averaging 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings. He is 2–0 with a 5.59 ERA in 11 matches this season, and is under team control through 2021.
Also, whatever has been fantastic so far this season, with a big league 8.07 ERA, has been very spectacular this season. The current closer, Hector Neris, has a 6.75 ERA in seven games this year, with three blown saves.
The 27-year-old Pivetta showed promise in his first two seasons as a starter, but split the time between the rotation and the bullpen in 2019 and struggled, posting a 5.38 ERA in 93 2/3 innings. He has done three relief work in 2020, scoring 10 runs in 5 2/3 innings. The 24-year-old Seibold was drafted in the third round in 2017 and has scored 11 runs and scored 11 in Single-A and Double-A, posting a 1.89 ERA with 58 strikes in 57 innings.