Big Unit addresses D-backs hurlers in camp

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson made his second appearance of the spring at D-backs camp Monday, and this time addressed the pitchers as a group before their morning workout.

"He was great with the guys," Arizona manager Chip Hale said.

Johnson reminded the pitchers that while he is remembered for his success -- 303 wins, five Cy Young Awards -- he was at one point a young pitcher struggling with his command and mechanics.

Known for his tireless work ethic and unmatched focused, Johnson pushed himself to be better each day, and that's something he is hoping to get across to the pitchers he works with.

"Make your next start your best start," Hale said Johnson told the team.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.