D-backs considering simulated game

D-backs considering simulated game

PHOENIX -- The D-backs may play a simulated game Tuesday afternoon in order to get some work for position players and pitchers who have not gotten enough recently.

D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said he had not decided yet which players and pitchers would participate in the game, but infielder Geoff Blum and newly acquired lefty Mike Zagurski will likely be among those that see action.

Blum has missed most of the season, first due to knee surgery and then due to a broken finger.

"I just want to get him at-bats," Gibson said of the switch-hitter. "I'd like to get him some at-bats right-handed."

Gibson was then asked if there's something he needs to see out of Blum in order for him to be part of the postseason roster.

"Blummer?" Gibson said. "He's on it. He's got a lot of experience. I think it's just a matter of getting him more normal repetitions."