May 2006

Looking forward to return

Cantubat_1I’m anxious to get back, to play with my teammates. We have a good team and I miss being a part of it. I have a lot of frustration and everything, but it takes time to heal. The doctor told me that, so I’m trying to be positive.

We’re talking about me playing again after the next road trip. June 1, the first game back after the road trip, that’s when I’m supposed to be ready to go. We’re taking it little by little right now.

I feel way better, this week from last week.

Boring at home

I’m still bored because I have nothing to do but stay at home. They just told me to go home and relax and stay off my foot. But mentally I’m trying to be ready. Like I haven’t missed anything. Working in the cage at the Minor League complex for my timing.  It’s working.

I’m getting to the point where it’s 5 or 5:30 in the afternoon and I want to go to sleep so bad it can’t go fast enough. So I’m in the habit of taking naps now.

This has been pretty much the hardest period of my professional career. But it’s going to happen once in a while. You ‘ve got to get used to it and get your mind right. I’ve been talking to my mom and dad every night.

Rehab is going great

Well. That fracture thing, it’s still lingering there. It’s still bothering me. It’s still sore. Walking. It’s going to take a while. Probably three more weeks.

I’m taking batting practice, there’s not that much pressure on it. Rehab is going great. I do it at home too, with a machine that I got from these guys at night.

So it’s just frustrating for me a little bit. I have to deal with it, that’s the worst thing. I sit in my house or my appartment and I don’t know what to do. I try to stay off my foot as long as possible. And I’m pretty much miserable right now.

Watching all my teammates. The team developing a winning attitude and everything. I want to be a part of it and I just feel left out a little bit.

This is my first time on the DL in the Major Leagues. I was on the DL once, in the Minor Leagues, when I twisted my left foot.

Just don’t panic. Stay out there, stay in touch and I’ll get back on the field and pick up where I left off.