PHOENIX -- The Home Run Derby always is more physically taxing than you would think, and there Boston's Adrian Gonzalez was before Tuesday night's All-Star Game with a big ice pack on his surgically repaired right shoulder.
Don't worry, Red Sox fans -- he ices it regularly, still, anyway.
But yes, he said, he was sore from participating in Monday's event.
"It's a good sore," Gonzalez said. "Kind of like after weight lifting."
The biggest problem with the Derby, Gonzalez said, is all of the waiting around -- during which muscles tighten.