"Just outlined some concepts and some of my own personal thoughts and feelings that I have," he said. "Just about being a family and being a group of guys that stays together in the good times and bad. I think a lot of championship teams can find a way to work through all those tests that are thrown at you during the course of a season."
Some other notes from Friday:
• The D-backs announced that Triple-A Reno manager Jerry Narron will fill in as bench coach when Ron Gardenhire leaves the team for 4-6 weeks in April to undergo treatment for prostate cancer.
Narron has managed parts of five seasons in the big leagues.
"I think he threw 25 pitches, 30 pitches working on fastball command," Lovullo said. "Little more aggressive than the last bullpen from my vantage point, mixed in a few breaking balls, not many. Just getting a feel for ramping up."
• If it rains as expected Saturday and the team isn't able to get on the fields, the D-backs will have a lighter workout, with most of the action taking place in the batting cages.
It's already scheduled to be a light throwing day for the pitchers.
• Right-hander Matt Koch was held out of drills due to some tightness in his right hamstring. He is day to day.
Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.