GOODYEAR, AZ (WOIO) - Monday was the first day for full squad workouts, meaning it was also the day Terry Francona addressed the entire team for the first time this year. "I missed these guys, man. I was so happy to be back," said the manager. Francona's speech wasn't spicy, just the basics- how they play the game, being a team, etc. "He usually starts serious and then gets non-serious," said third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall.
It was also the first time the entire team was around to see Carlos Santana take grounders at third base. He held his own. "He did better over there than most catchers would," said Chisenhall, who alternated reps with Santana.