Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale was a little bit more cautious about Reed's shoulder status than Reed's remarks on Sunday, the Arizona Republic reports. "The worst thing we can do is say you've only thrown two or three times now and we're going to open the season," Hale said. "If that's the case, then he may have to start on the DL. We're a long way away from that. We'll see how many outings it's going to take for him to feel comfortable and for us to feel comfortable with how he's throwing the ball."
Owings was expected to miss the first 7-10 days of games due to a shoulder injury, but is progressing more quickly than expected, the Arizona Republic reports. "I don't have an exact (return) date," manager Chip Hale said, "but he's past where I thought he was."
Reed said the soreness in his shoulder has completely subsided, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. He will be able to throw off a mound in about two weeks and is still expected to be ready for Opening Day.
Hill is competing to serve as the Diamondbacks' starting second baseman during spring training, Fox Sports Arizona reports. "The best guy plays every day," D-backs manager Chip Hale said. "If Aaron Hill comes in and he is back to Aaron Hill that his baseball card says on the back . . . If he's the best guy at that position, he'll be our second baseman."
Webster is not a lock for the Diamondbacks' rotation to begin the season, but he may have a leg up on the open competition for one of the final three spots behind Josh Collmenter and Jeremy Hellickson.
Anderson may have an inside track to begin the season in the Diamondbacks' rotation, the Arizona Republic reports. "Chase Anderson won nine games for us last year; you have to strongly consider him as part of our rotation," general manager Dave Stewart said. "When you look at those three guys, those have to be guys you strongly consider."