FORT MYERS, Fla. — David Ortiz moves well for an old guy.
Ortiz and several other Boston Red Sox players participated in conditioning drills at the end of Monday’s workout at JetBlue Park. The 39-year-old flashed some pretty decent footwork while training alongside younger, more dynamic players like Mookie Betts and Rusney Castillo.
The Red Sox wrapped things up with the “Ickey Shuffle” ladder drill. The drill, named after Ickey Woods’ famous touchdown celebration, tests a player’s quickness and agility.
Quintin Berry (gray shirt) stole the show with his incredible speed. The outfielder is unlikely to crack the Red Sox’s Opening Day roster, but manager John Farrell noted last week that Berry has a knack for stealing bases, which could come in handy at some point for a team looking to contend.
Here is a glimpse of Pablo Sandoval and Dustin Pedroia going through some conditioning drills over the weekend. I received several tweets complimenting Panda’s footwork in response to this video.