Gonzalez singles in first Sox at bat

Gonzalez singles in first Sox at bat
March 12, 2011, 7:52 pm
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By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comFT MYERS, FL Adrian Gonzalez made his first appearance of the spring for the Boston Red Sox, and he didnt disappoint.Gonzalez raked the first Jason Johnson fastball he saw to the opposite field for a single, and finished the day 1-for-1 with a single and a sacrifice fly before he was removed from the game in favor of Drew Sutton.The slugging Sox first baseman said that hes still planning on playing Opening Day, and everything is coming along very well with his surgically repaired right shoulder. Gonzalez even managed a couple of innings defensively at first base, and plans to play again on Monday night against the Yankees.I felt great, said Gonzalez. It was a good day out there. Guys got on base and that was great. It really gets that hitters mentality going. It felt really good to be out there. Im on schedule. We never a schedule to be ahead or behind, and when youre ready then youre ready.