Friday, December 3, 2010


Hello everybody! Hope you are all doing well today. I know a lot of people have already seen this online and have wished me luck on Twitter and through emails today, but I thought I would take a few minutes to let everyone know exactly what happened yesterday. Turns out I was non-tendered by the Padres, which basically means I am now a free agent and can choose to play for any team in the league. A lot of people have asked me to explain what "non-tendered" means, but I really don't know exactly how it works. I just know that if you are non-tendered, it basically means your contract was not picked up by the team and you are no longer with them. Over the next few days I will be talking to teams around the league and will have to decide where I want to spend next year playing. This is the first time in my career that I haven't belonged to a team, so it does feel kind of weird, but I know I will catch on with someone and do well this coming year. I am really looking forward to it. Thanks again to everyone that has wished me well and cheered for me over the past few years, I really appreciate that.

On my last blog post I said that I was given a drug test a few days ago, and I would make a video explaining exactly how it works since I was asked by so many people. Here you go! I hope I did an OK job of answering every one's questions. Enjoy!

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