Justin Morneau has reported for duty for Minnesota Twins spring training.
The slugging first baseman visited the team's spring training facility in Fort Myers, Fla., on Thursday, one day before the team is scheduled to hold its first full-squad workout.
Morneau of New Westminster, B.C., has missed 174 games the last two seasons because of a concussion and injuries to his shoulder, neck, wrist and foot.
In October, the slugging first baseman from New Westminster, B.C., had surgery to stabilize the tendon in the back of his left wrist.
General manager Terry Ryan says Morneau is healthy and ready to go this spring. The plan is for him to work without restrictions in spring training, but the team's medical staff will keep an eye on him to make sure everything is going well.
Morneau said he still has headaches "once in a while" but that he's felt great since 2012 began. His wrist is still tight when he swings, but he said it shouldn't limit him once spring training starts next month.
Morneau was so determined to come back healthier this year that he changed his diet after discovering his body doesn't handle gluten well. He dropped 20 pounds.
The Canadian did not speak to the media on Thursday, and plans to make his first public remarks of the spring on Friday.
The 2006 American League MVP, Morneau played only 69 games last season after missing two months of the season because of neck surgery. He hit .227 with four homers and 30 runs batted in, all career lows.
Morneau was limited to 81 games in 2010 after suffering a concussion shortly before the all-star break.