Jonathan Papelbon's recent MRI was precisely the same as the one he took when he first signed out of Mississippi State, so they are very encouraged by his progress and convinced he will be a 200-innings horse. ...This all sounds great, though I'm not sure it's actually remarkable to hear that Ortiz is pleasant to the gym's employees.
David Ortiz is working very hard this winter at a Boston gym with a personal trainer -- Chi Bang. He plans to go to the Dominican Republic from New Year's Day until the start of spring training, and he plans on being in the best shape of his career in terms of core strength and his legs. What's remarkable is how nice Ortiz is to people at the gym.
Fun Fact: Daisuke Matsuzaka is only two months older than Papelbon and four months younger than Josh Beckett.