Daniel Descalso exited the 2013 season without knowing what his position for the upcoming season would be. That didn’t stop him from preparing in the same manner as he has every winter. He didn’t mind the short offseason, which was a result of reaching Game 6 of the World Series.
“I’ll take a short offseason every year. Making the playoffs is the ultimate goal. You take a few weeks off and get back into it.”
When asked about his spot on the club this upcoming season, Descalso didn’t hesitate before saying he was ready to simply compete.
“You bring in great players like Ellis and Peralta, and we will just see where I fit. I did the same kind of prep that I usually do. Put in work at all three infield spots and see what comes in February.”
Every athlete has a regime that has them hit the field and get their work in. Descalso has a group of 20 players including some minor league guys that get together In San Francisco to train.
“I have worked for the last 4 or 5 years with a group of 20 guys and we get ourselves ready with strength and stamina. We have trainers there.”
Descalso walked away from the World Series with a different feeling, losing in 6 to the Red Sox, but had accepted the result and was happy to be a part of the final action.
“It’s fortunate to have gotten there. You have to put in perspective and be appreciative of the fact that you played there.”
This season will return Descalso to a bench role, but I have a feeling he will luxury in the limited playing time and rediscover that hunger to play again.
(Descalso, fielding questions at the Winter Warmup)
The utility infielder stayed busy this past December when he got married along with his teammate Jon Jay.
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