Goldschmidt, Johnson back in D-backs' lineup

Goldschmidt, Johnson back in D-backs' lineup

PHOENIX -- The D-backs lineup got a boost on Monday with the return of first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and third baseman Chris Johnson.

Goldschmidt missed the weekend series against the Cubs after experiencing a stiff back during batting practice on Friday.

"It tightened up on me that day during BP and it was hurting pretty bad," Goldschmidt said. "But it's gotten better every day and it feels good now. The trainers did a lot of work on it."

Johnson, meanwhile, has not played since being hit on the left hand by a pitch on Sept. 23.

Johnson recently saw team hand specialist Dr. Don Sheridan, who told Johnson that it was simply a deep bruise and that he would do no further damage to it by playing, if he could handle the pain.