Hill recently spoke with D-Backs hitting coach Turner Ward about his early-season struggles, but Ward did not see anything that needs to be adjusted in the second baseman's swing, the Arizona Republic reports.
D-Backs pitching coach Mike Harkey believes that Arroyo was rushed back from his back injury during spring training, the Arizona Republic reports. "You have to give him the benefit of the doubt when you're talking about where he is physically," Harkey said. "As far as his arm is concerned, nobody knows better than him what it takes for him to get ready. In hindsight, I wish I could have got him more innings and more time on the mound before we got him out there against the Giants (on April 3), but it is what it is, and now we have to deal with it."
Shorts continues to bounce back from groin surgery that he underwent in December, the Florida Times-Union reports. "Iím on the right path where I'm able to run without any pain," Shorts said. "I still have some work to do and I'm not 100 percent yet, but I'm looking to get there soon. Now, I have to get my strength back and confidence back."
Wallace Jr. is set to make his first NASCAR Nationwide Series start of the 2014 season at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, May 3, behind the wheel of the No. 20 ToyotaCare Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing PR reports.