Red Sox Spring Training Blog: Victorino, Recovering From Thumb Surgery, Willing To Do Whatever Sox Want

February 18, 2014 4:52 PM " FORT MYERS, Fla. (CBS) — It was a busy Tuesday morning here in Fort Myers where we have sunny skies and temps in the low 80s.

–Shane Victorino arrived and said he was slowly going to ramp up into baseball activities.” The Flyin’ Hawaiian” had nerve release surgery on his right thumb back in December. He said his goal is to be physically ready to go on opening day.

Victorino didn’t seem to care if he batted leadoff or whether he plays center or right field. With Jacoby Ellsbury vacating both center field and the leadoff spot in the lineup, at least one of those duties might fall to Victorino.

–David Ortiz also showed up with son D’Angelo in tow. Papi, who looks to be in great shape, is slated to meet with the media Wednesday.

–Jonny Gomes is also in camp today. He looks different clean-shaven. Victorino said Gomes looked like a freshman in high school.

Say hello to a clean shaven Jonny Gomes – #redsox #wbz ; Dan Roche ( RochieWBZ) February 18, 2014

–A bunch of the position players worked out together. The ball seemed to be jumping off the bat of Gomes and Will Middlebrooks "

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