Q: Last offseason did you maybe concentrate on getting stronger and this year you got back to focusing on being faster?
A: “Every year I want to be bigger and stronger, but this year I was trying to focus on my legs and trying to be faster than last year. That’ll help me be able to play more positions (in the infield), so that’s why I focused on that.”
Q: Could you talk about the routine of those workouts and what you did specifically?
A: "We did the warm-up stuff, stretching hips and calves. We then started to work on whatever (the trainers) wanted to do that day. I started to go through (conditioning) doubles also, so at 7 in the morning and then again at 12:30 in the afternoon. After that we went through hitting and defensive drills. We did all of that four days a week."
Q: If you went back to last year what would you do differently?
A: "To be honest, the big thing was my mind. There was definitely a little struggle there. I think maybe that's why they sent me to Triple-A to fix that and to play more. I could fix my different positions more and work on hitting. And now, to be honest, I feel great."
Q: How do you look at the competition at third base?
A: "I mean, I'm just trying to prepare myself. I just want to be healthy. To be honest, I know what I can do because I've done it before. I just have to be confident in myself."