After all these years, Brandon Workman is finally a Phillie.
The 32-year-old relief pitcher was selected by the Phillies in the third round of the 2007 draft. He opted not to sign and attended the University of Texas, where he was a roommate of former Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp.
After a decade spent in the Boston Red Sox organization, where he won two World Series rings, Workman was traded to the Phillies on Friday along with fellow reliever Heath Hembree.
Workman joined his new club in Atlanta on Saturday afternoon. A short while later, he donned a red T-shirt emblazoned with the Phillies logo on the front and spoke to reporters via video conference.
“The way it worked out,” he said, looking down at his chest. “Kind of cool.”
In a classy move, Workman mentioned the name Paul Scott. He was the former Phillies scout who pushed for the club