In spring training of 2003, I actually felt my shoulder rip. But I didn't get the full effect of that until the next day. From that point until now, it's been a living nightmare. I wouldn't wish it on anybody.
It was a fastball up. The big thing is I threw without pain. I'll go out there again in two days and see what I can do.
He's a very smart man, especially when it comes to pitchers. Back then, he helped me get to the point where I thought I was at my best.
About 100 things were going through my mind.
He told me he'd probably do a minor cleanup and that I'd be back pitching in 2 ½ months, so I figured I'd take my chances. It didn't exactly work out that way. Four hours later, I woke up.
I came back here for several reasons. I wanted to go to a team that can win, and this team can win. But a big reason is Luis Isaac. He knows me better than I know myself and if anybody can help me get back, it's him.
Last season, I was probably 70 percent. It was a very humbling experience.
I was pitching all of 2002 with a torn rotator cuff. In spring training of 2003, I actually felt my shoulder rip. From that day until about a month ago, it's been a living nightmare. I wouldn't wish it on anybody.
Andrews told me I had a 20 percent chance to come back and compete at the major-league level. The only reason it was that high is that he did my elbow surgery and knew me.