An MRI on the shoulder of
"It's fine structurally; it's strong," Pacheco told MLB.com. "You want to play every day and get your reps in Spring Training, but I played winter ball and I'm not too worried about it."
Pacheco was scratched from Monday's lineup and will rest for a few days before resuming his preparation for the season.
Pacheco is expected to serve as the team's No. 2 catcher this season after playing regularly at the corner infield positions over the last two seasons. He hit .239/.276/.312 with one home run and 22 RBI in 247 at-bats last season.
"I played for a month," Pacheco told MLB.com. "I was signed to play another week, but I felt I got what I needed out the playing time plus I got a little sick at the end and thought it was best to just go home and get a well needed rest from baseball. I am totally healthy and just working to be ready to earn a job in February and March."
While he has played only 22 games at catcher in the majors, mostly seeing time at first and third base, Pacheco is happy to be back behind the plate.
"I like catching," Pacheco said. "I take a lot of pride in working with the pitcher and the team trusting me to give the pitcher the best opportunity to help us win.
"It was my main position and only position for five years straight. It was the position that got me to the big leagues and I worked at being the best receiver thrower and blocker I could be. So it comes more natural now than the infield."
"Jordan had a bit of a rough season just because, I think, more due to the dynamics of our club and the way we put it together. There really wasn't a spot for him to get consistent at-bats on our club," manager Walt Weiss said. "I thought it was really important that toward the end of the season we sent him out and he got to go down to Colorado Springs and catch. Then when he came back up, he got to catch some games late. We feel comfortable with him at that position. It is his natural position. He's comfortable back there."
|CBSSports.com Player Ranking|
|9/29/2013 vs L.A. Dodgers|
|vs L.A. Dodgers||30||5||0||.265||.233||.167|
|vs Delgado (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Last 7 Games|
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|More Batting Stats|
|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2011||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||97||363||57||101||21||3||3||50||30||48||2||2||.343||.377||.278|
|2012||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||17||67||10||29||4||0||3||10||3||5||1||0||.479||.627||.433|