This is being posted courtesy of MLB.com during my first game back in the lineup…
Everything feels great, 100 percent. It’s great to be back. No pain, no soreness. That’s the most important thing.
We played it safe with the injury. We waited and it was worth it. I’m just happy to be back with the team.
While on my rehab stint at Montgomery, I was finding my timing, taking one strike or two strikes an at-bat just so I could get that feeling back. Timing and everything. It went pretty good.
When I was down there, I had deja vu about what it was like to be in the Minors. That made me work even harder to get here.
It was also a chance to spend time with players on that team and talk to them. Some of them asked and I’d tell them what I went through to get here. And that’s understandable.
I’ve been getting a lot of emails from the fans on my MLBlog here, and I appreciate every single one of them. Until next time . . .