On the severity of the wrist injury he suffered last season:
"It wasn't feeling real good I mean I had some mornings where I couldn't even hardly pull my socks up."
There were times where I wouldn't take BP and just try to manage it the best I could that way I could get on the field and play. It's not really my style to go around it, so I just tried to play through it and help out the team any way I could."
On how the offseason rumors swirling around Prince Fielder impacted him:
"That's all it did was motivatate me. It makes me want to go out and really show what I can do and show what I'm capable of to help this team."
On the Yu Darvish hype:
"It's been pretty crazy. He must be pretty popular over there because I think he brought the whole media with him over here. For the most part the on-the-field aspect and in the clubhouse he's fit in great with the guys. He's already interacting, learning English. He knows a lot more English that I thought he would so he's fitting in really well. He seems to be handling everything great so far."