Some more of today’s spring training tidbits from the Associated Press:
David Ortiz reported today and said he’s nearly fully recovered from knee surgery he had after the Red Sox won the World Series.
“I feel good,” he said, “getting almost 100 percent”
Boston is “definitely” the team to beat, Ortiz said. “We’re the world champions and we’re going to play like it. We’ll see what’s happening.”
Ortiz reported to camp with a new, longer hairdo and, when asked about it, said, “why, you don’t like it?”
Ortiz also said he talked today with pitcher Curt Schilling, who is expected to be sidelined at least until the All-Star break with an injured right shoulder. Schilling worked out in the morning in the clubhouse.
“He said he’d be all right,” said Ortiz, who smiled then added, “You know, he’s just trying to call people’s attention” to himself.
The only regulars who haven’t shown up in camp are Manny Ramirez, Julio Lugo and Coco Crisp. There is no indication any of them will miss Wednesday’s reporting deadline.