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FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Red Sox did not invite Brandon Workman to major league spring training last season. He was one of the prospects occasionally added to the roster for games.
Eight months later, Workman pitched the eighth inning of the clinching game of the World Series.
Workman took the field with the rest of the pitchers for the team’s first official workout Monday morning with fans snapping his photograph and later asking for autographs. The 25-year-old righthander gets recognized now, even in his native Texas.
“To reach a dream of playing major league baseball and throw the World Series on top of that, it’s an unbelievable experience,” Workman said after the Sox practiced for two hours before a crowd of 1,400 at Fenway South.