"He's very frank about it," Showalter said. "… When he started and made us aware of it in the offseason, he knows what's at stake for our team where Chris is concerned and for Chris's career. When he brings something up, you need to pay some attention to it. He's a tough post-up guy. Pretty much every pitcher pitches through things over the course of the season, so I think Chris was hoping to take care of this in the spring. It may get delayed, but I think eventually he's going to be pitching for us."