Adrian Gonzalez says his workouts are back to normal. Now he just hopes his shoulder follows suit.
The Red Sox' prized addition this offseason has arrived at Fort Myers, Fla. early -- he is reportedly the first Red Sox position player to report -- and started preparing for the official start of spring training next week.
He says he's working out normally, but that his surgically-repaired right shoulder isn't yet at full strength.
"Workouts are pretty much normal now," he said. "Not limited to any extent. Getting that full range of motion back, getting strength and continuing on."
The All-Star first baseman isn't concerned about signing the contract extension that has been pending since the Red Sox traded for him in December. Once he is fully healthy, he expects contract talks to heat up.
"We dont have any deadline or anything like that," said Gonzalez. "When I'm healthy and they see that I'm healthy and we all decide to sit and talk about something like that, we'll do that at that point. Right now the main thing for me is just getting healthy."