“Hopefully he stays healthy, I think that’s the most important part,” said Victorino. “Jacoby needs to stay healthy. He’s had some unfortunate injuries but when he’s healthy, to me, I think he’s one of the best center fielders in the game. It’s going to be fun playing alongside him.”
The energetic Victorino barely paused to take a breath during his session with reporters. Farrell joked that it was the same way when he called to recruit Victorino during his free agency.
“I listened a lot on the phone call,” he said.
Farrell will address the team before today’s first full-squad workout. His message will focus on expectations. “When you communicate what you expect, we can all be held accountable in our own way,” he said. “That’s not to be authoritative or being a dictator, that’s just to say this is what we’re about and what we hope to get accomplished in spring training.” . . . As for his rules, Farrell said he has only two: Be on time and be professional. “Being professional encompasses a number of things,” Farrell said. “That’s how you play the game, that’s how you treat the people around it, and that’s how you treat the guy dressing next to you. This game will always be about the players and yet we have to provide the boundaries in which we’re going to operate.”