- On the Fan Fest 5K: "I am a little sore from the race... A good cause and a great turnout by the fans. Somebody yelled at me right out of the gate, "Don't let the fat guy beat you!" I don't know [who they were talking about], I saw several of them!"
- On the #5 spot in the rotation: "There'll definitely be competition: Skaggs, Corbin, Delgado. I've watched Skaggs throw his bullpen here - if you ask him, he knows he's trying to win a job. He's probably put on since last spring, at least 15 lbs.
- Roster construction: "It's really hard to predict what's going to happen: so many things can happen. Who's hurt, who's not hurt. Who might come out and impress you - compared to last spring we've got several people who can do that."
- Comparison between 2012 and 2013: "The team is obvious different than it was last spring... There's a good vibe here this year, but for different reasons. It's always exciting when you start baseball, regardless of the circumstances."