During the season especially, we take a lot of swings, we play a lot of games, we swing a lot in games, batting practice, all that, so to maintain your shoulder the strongest is one of the key points that we focused on in the offseason.
What really matters is who you are when you step on the field, and I will let my bat and my glove speak for themselves.
The taps with the bat on the spikes are one for my grandmother, one for my grandfather, one for my little sister. Then the one on the helmet is showing faith in God that I can do it.
When you do some things in baseball in the city where you grow up and then you come back on a second opportunity, it's special.
I just want to do the best things I can do on the field, do the things I know how to in baseball, have fun.
In baseball... you don't stop learning until it's over.
Venezuelan baseball is more aggressive, more passionate, more exciting. The fans are not the same as in your native country.
When our backs are on the wall, that's the time when we enjoy having fun, relax out there, do our thing, don't get the pressure on, see the results, day by day, game by game.
I just do my work, try to do everything I can. I don't weigh in all offseason. I just try to get better, be in better position, be an athlete.
I have always loved and appreciated the Giants organization, my Giants teammates, and the fans of San Francisco.
When I left the Giants in 2014, my comments were emotional, insensitive, and misguided, and I truly regret and apologize for my actions. I am committed to working hard to contributing to the success of the Giants.
My career had fallen into an abyss because I was so complacent with things that I had already accomplished. I did not work hard in order to achieve more and to remain at the level of the player that I am and that I can be.