5 years ago

David Ortiz said Thursday that he's "pretty much ahead" of schedule in his recovery from a right Achilles injury but is "not fully recovered."

"Yesterday I started doing some agility drills, and that felt good," Ortiz said. "Tomorrow I'm going to continue doing it. After that if everything goes good I'm going to start doing my running." Big Papi underwent ultrasound therapy on his Achilles last month, which he thinks has had a positive effect. He's expected to be 100 percent for spring training.