Percival Ready to Go
Sunday is the first official workout for pitchers and catchers, but a lot of players are already at the Charlotte Sports Park working out. Troy Percival arrived Friday morning and reported being ready to go after offseason back surgery in December.
“I feel better now than I did at any point last year,” Percival said. “My back was killing me last year. I still have back pain, but I don’t have the things that go with it. My legs last year were
numb, they were shaking all the time. I have all the strength back in my legs. That’s probably the biggest bonus I’ve noticed.”
Asked whether he’d be ready by the start of the season and the Rays closer responded: “Absolutely.”
“Anything can happen, but as of right now, I’m coming in feeling better body wise than I did last year,” Percival said. “I mean last year, I was two days in and I was blowing hamstrings. I don’t envision that happening, especially the workout they have me on.”