By ERIC VICCARO
Former Bowie High School standout Brandon Workman has not pitched in the major leagues since September 2014.
Earlier this week, Workman took another step on the road toward returning to the Boston Red Sox.
Workman had a bullpen session on Monday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., in front of Red Sox manager John Farrell, pitching coach Carl Willis and bullpen coach Dana LeVangie.
The club used the session as a chance to examine Workman’s progress – and possible rehabilitation with a minor-league affiliate – as he returns from Tommy John surgery.
The Red Sox played the Tampa Bay Rays earlier this week, and Workman has been recovering down at the club’s training ground in Fort Myers, Fla.
Workman, 27, told the Boston Herald’s Jason Mastrodonato that he’s been throwing with more force since taking a short break during the middle of June.
But, a timetable for his rehab assignment is still uncertain.
“I’m getting to that point,” Workman told Mastrodonato. “Hopefully that’ll be coming soon, and I’ll be able to start the progression and I’ll get on a rehab assignment, (I’m) working toward being back here.” Read the July 2 Bowie News.
Brandon Workman. (Courtesy photo, used with permission)