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• The D-backs are hoping that injured outfielder Cody Ross (left lower leg) will be able to perform weight-bearing activities by March 18 or 19. If he's able to do that, there is a good chance he would be ready for the April 1 opener against the Cardinals.

"That should give us some time," Gibson said when asked about Opening Day. "It's reasonable that it could be, yes."

• Outfielder Adam Eaton was not scheduled to play Thursday, but Gibson brought him along to Maryvale so Eaton could sit with him during the game.

"He's over here to watch the game and we'll talk about situations," Gibson said. When things come up in a game, we'll call him down, we'll talk. Maybe somebody gets on base and say, 'What would you be thinking here?' He's so excited to do well. He's so excited to prove that he can have a great impact for his team. He just needs to learn how to channel that energy."

• Outfielder Tony Campana was caught stealing in the first inning Thursday and got spiked in the hand in the process.

The laceration on his left hand required eight stitches and will keep him out of action for a least a few days.

"He missed the tendon," Gibson said. "He'll be fine. It could have been worse."

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