Here are some of the highlights (including some baseball and non-baseball talk):
Q: Are you ahead of where you thought you’d be?
A: I feel good, where I am right now. I mean, I don’t know what everybody else’s expectations were for me to be at this point, but I feel good. Not exactly where I want to be yet, there is still a lot of strengthening that needs to take place, change of direction and working on those kinds of things, but I feel all right.
Q: Realistic to be back in May?
A: We’ll see. Ask me in May. I’m not going to put a time limit on it. I’m going to listen to my body and see where we are.
Q: What did you do for those two months you were immobile?
A: Watch a lot of TV. A lot of TV. Lots of (Real) Housewives shows and sporting events.
Q: When did the doctors say you would feel like yourself again?
A: From what I’ve heard as far as the strength-strength, you’re probably not going to really get full strength maybe around All-St Break. Nobody has really said a whole, whole lot about that kind of stuff. But I feel good. The full strength-strength won’t come for a while.
Q: Concern it’s on your back leg and might affect you at the plate?
A: Not really. Hitting wise it’s not even a thought. I don’t think about it. I think it’s just the other stuff: the push-off, explosion, change of direction stuff.
Q: How tough is it to have made the last out of the season each of the previous two years?
A: It sucks. I’m not going to lie. It sucks. And I know how it looks to everybody, like having the season come down and you’re than guy. But I try to look at it positive like, the last two seasons I got out, I figure I’m about due. I’d love to be in that situation again. There’s going to be those time when you come through and there’s going to be those times when you don’t come through.
Q: Who’s your favorite housewife?
A: It depends on which show you’re talking about. There are so many housewives it’s ridiculous.
Q: Are you hooked on the shows?
A: I’m into it a little bit. I’m not going to lie. It’s a little intriguing. There is a little judgment in this room, I can feel it, but that’s all right.