"It's not a normal thing to do to your body, to do this for six or seven months," manager Buck Showalter said. "But Zach's had a pretty good year this year in what, 38 games? A lot of people would kill for that, or trade places with him, I should say. Now the level that he was pitching at as far as the longevity and the success is extremely rare. I told you, he had the best season of any reliever in the history of baseball in my mind. I think time will show that. You're not going to see that again. I knew it last year when I was watching it. I think he's going to be a good quality pitcher for us next year. He'll be as healthy as his job he does for a living will allow him to be."