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Let the trades begin: Sox deal Workman, Hembree to Phillies

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The Boston Red Sox already are making moves more than a week ahead of the Aug. 31 MLB trade deadline.

On Friday, they traded relievers Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree along with cash considerations to the Philadelphia Phillies for right-handers Nick Pivetta and Connor Seabold.

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Workman was set to become an unrestricted free agent after this season. The two-time World Series champion has a 4.05 ERA and 1.80 WHIP through seven appearances this year.

Hembree, who joined the Red Sox in 2014, has a 5.59 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 11 games.

Pivetta, a former top pitching prospect for the Phillies, has struggled to put it all together through four seasons at the major league level. The 27-year-old has a career 19-30 record with a 5.50 in 396.1 innings.


Seabold, 24, has posted a 3.52 ERA in the minors through 196.2 innings with an impressive 10.8 strikeouts/9.

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