"For the most part, everyone is aware that this is the desert and you have to be careful," Woodworth told The Sun as the desert temperatures soared. "You have to be really, really good at replacing fluids."
Woodworth spoke with experience. By that point, he'd spent three decades as a trainer in the Blue Jays system. In 2018, he is going on four decades as he continues his work with Toronto as a trainer in the rookie Gulf Coast League.
Woodworth's long career as a trainer began in 1980, a graduate of East Carolina University. He started as trainer with the Blue Jays at short-season Utica. He moved to AA Knoxville in 1982, according to his 2001 card.
After three seasons at AAA Syracuse, Woodworth settled in for seven campaigns at high-A Dunedin. He won Florida State League Trainer of the Year honors there in 1993.
He returned to Syracuse by 1996 and continued through 2001. He again won league Trainer of the Year honors in 1999, according to his card.
After moving with the Blue Jays AAA club to Las Vegas, Woodworth served at rookie Bluefield for 2012. Toronto named Woodworth as trainer in the GCL for 2018.
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