You couldn't do anything about the situation that you're put in, ... So I was thinking only just try to get out of it in a good way.

I was surprised a little bit, ... But as a player you want to go in that situation. I got fired up.

I got it to the location where I wanted it to be.

I'm glad that I will be able to play baseball again this year and I will do my utmost to help the team win the championship.

Players don't answer their managers back in Japan. In Japan, what the manager says is the law. You don't question it. It's very different from here.

I feel that I did my best in the situation that I was given.