David Murphy says he return to Fort Myers was “surreal” due to the major events that took place, notably his proposal to his wife in 2004, drafted under Theo Epstein and with the Red Sox from 2003-2007. Being reunited with minor league teammates Pedroia and Ramirez and reflected on the minor league team depth of talent, “It’s pretty cool that you can put a group like that together.”

“You need your veteran guys who have been there, that are going to lead the way, show the young guys how to do things. But there’s so much to be said about youth and energy that youth infuses into a clubhouse and into a team on the field…”

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By Alex Speier Boston Globe Staff March 01, 2016