Pelfrey, 30, is looking to bounce back after posting a 5.19 ERA with 101 strikeouts and 53 walks in 152 2/3 innings. But he's another year removed from his Tommy John surgery in May of 2012 and is looking forward to not having to worry about his elbow this season.
"I feel normal," Pelfrey said. "I had a normal offseason and didn't have to do rehab or any of that stuff. So I feel good."
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