Brandon Workman became the closer one day, and hasn't looked back

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Brandon Workman became the closer one day, and hasn't looked back
Brandon Workman became the closer one day, and hasn't looked back

PETER ABRAHAM | ON BASEBALL Brandon Workman became the closer one day, and hasn't looked back SAN DIEGO — No announcement was made six weeks ago when Brandon Workman started closing games for the Red Sox. It just happened. The Red Sox decided their bullpen needed some structure and Workman was saved for the ninth inning with Matt Barnes, Darwinzon Hernandez, and Josh Taylor setting him up. “Nobody really told me anything,” Workman said ahead of Saturday night's 5-4 victory against the San Diego Padres. “But after a while you start to figure it out.” Given the outsized importance conferred on closers, it's a wonder there wasn't some sort of ceremony on the mound complete with fireworks. Instead

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