"Right now, he's the guy that I think is best suited for the role, provided he can show us this spring what we need to see," pitching coach Dave Duncan told reporters Tuesday. "He's done that before. But ... I'm one vote and not the final vote. In my opinion, it's more important to get him slotted than it is to get anybody else."
Dave Duncan said the family is putting together a treatment and rehabilitation program with consulation from leading medical specialists in the country.