Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Thursday that Tomas may open the season in the minor leagues, MLB.com reports. "Yeah, there's a definite chance," said Hale when asked about the possibility of Tomas starting off in the minors. "It's going to come down to us all sitting down and everybody talking about what's best for the Major League team."
Reed (shoulder) said that he's felt normal during his live batting practice sessions and bullpen work this spring. Additionally, he's certain that he will be ready for the D-backs' Opening Day game against the Giants, the Arizona Republic reports.
Peralta has gone 14-for-37 (.378) with six RBI, two steals, and a 7:3 BB:K over 14 games this spring. The team has not publicly shared its plans for Yasmany Tomas, however, leaving Peralta's role to begin the season in question.
Inciarte has gone 18-for-43 (.419) with a pair of RBI, four stolen bases and a 3:3 BB:K for the Diamondbacks this spring. The team has not publicly shared its plans for Yasmany Tomas, however, leaving Inciarte's role to begin the season in question.
Ahmed seems to be the clear front runner for the D-backs' starting shortstop opening, but manager Chip Hale has not declared a starter, according to the Arizona Republic. That stance is a stark contrast to a report by Peter Gammons.
Laird's teammate Tuffy Gosewisch was named the Diamondbacks' starting catcher Monday, as reported by the Arizona Republic. General manager Dave Stewart did not guarantee Laird the backup job, but did expect him to compete, "The backup job is not Laird's, but if Laird does make our team we expect him to be a backup to Gosewisch."
Gosewisch was named the Diamondbacks' starting catcher Monday, according to the Arizona Republic. D-backs general manager Dave Stewart didn't give a ringing endorsement of the decision saying, "I don't know which other way we could go."