Looks like Alex Gonzalez will be ready to “participate at 100 percent” on Day 1 of spring training. According to reds.com, Dr. Tim Kremchek examined Gonzalez in Miami, FL putting him through a series of test and agility drills.
This is some surprising news considering a few months ago it didn’t sound like he was anywhere close to being ready for spring training. In 2007, Gonzalez batted .272 with 16 home runs and 55 rbis in 110 games. In comparison, Keppinger batted .266 with 3 home runs and 43 rbis in 121 games last year.