Arroyo plays catch while Trumbo nears Triple-A stint

Arroyo plays catch while Trumbo nears Triple-A stint

ATLANTA -- D-backs starter Bronson Arroyo played catch again on Friday after doing so for the first time on Wednesday since the right-hander went on the disabled list with a sprained right UCL on June 16.

"It was real light," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. "I don't think you're really going to know anything until he starts stretching out a little bit and starts throwing with a little more velocity."

Mark Trumbo, who has been sidelined since late April with a stress fracture in his left foot, is closer to returning. Gibson said Trumbo will move to Triple-A Reno early next week as he continues his rehab assignment.

"He was planning on doing it," Gibson said. "He was off [Thursday], so probably. I know they're trying to get him to Reno."

Trumbo has hit .500 (3-for-6) with a double, a homer, four RBIs and a strikeout in two games with the Arizona League D-backs. In 21 games before his injury, He was batting .210 (17-for-81) with seven homers, three doubles and 22 strikeouts.

Joe Morgan is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.