"It's a great testament to having a program," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "I think he really knows that we have his best interest in mind. We've put him on a program. Everything we've told him is going to happen has happened. He's in a good place, I can tell; mentally, physically. A lot of people miss — you see this big strapping guy, you miss a lot of things about him. He's a sharp guy, he watches the game, he's very competitive, he ain't scared and he wants it. He's willing to do whatever it takes. He don't want to go back down, and he's willing to do whatever."