From Bryan Hoch of MLB.COM:

In good spirits and largely controversy-free, Rodriguez said he is looking forward to the push for a 28th World Series championship after reporting to camp lighter, having shed about five pounds to drop his weight to 222.

His healing right hip, the one that required a March 2009 procedure that Rodriguez once feared might be career-threatening, was a major factor.

Rodriguez said that he visited with Dr. Marc Philippon, the Vail, Colo.-based specialist who performed the surgery, and Rodriguez was cleared to resume full baseball training during the winter.

“The last several years, I’ve probably been more 60-70 percent rehab and 30 percent training,” Rodriguez said. “This year he actually gave me the green light to go 100 percent training and get ready to play baseball.”