FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jed Lowrie, on where he is in his attempt to come back from wrist problems the last two seasons:
1. On his physical health:
"I feel like I'm in great shape right now. It's going to be a consistent thing where I'm going to have to be on my wrist. The work isn’t done.
2. On the wrist in particular:
"It's not where I want it to be yet. That's why I say it's going to be a work in progress. I’ve been taking BP the last 2½ weeks. I've been feeling good. I feel like I've had a chance to restart everything and move forward."
3. On his immediate goals:
"I just need to prove I'm healthy. That’s been my mantra all season, just get healthy. I'm aware of what I can do when I'm healthy."
4. On his health struggles last season:
"It was obviously a hard year for me. I tried to separate myself a little bit and get healthy. That's all I cared about this offseason, not only my wrist but getting back into shape."
5. On whether he feels he has anything to prove:
"I played all of 2008 with a broken wrist. I don’t feel like I have to prove I'm tough enough. I just need to get healthy."
6. On his attitude:
"[Last year] from an on-field standpoint I never gave up. I could just as easily have said I'm done for the year. There were a lot of times it felt that way where my wrist just wasn’t responding, but I never stopped trying. I think that’s what I'm most proud of last year. I kept to the grind and tried to do everything I could to be on the field."