Worth noting

Worth noting

• Still rehabbing from a broken ankle sustained last season, D-backs shortstop Stephen Drew is taking a few steps back in terms of playing regularly.

He played four innings on Saturday, going 1-for-2 with a double, but he hasn't appeared in an extended spring training game since.

"We're slowing him down a little bit, he got too sore," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "He pushed it pretty hard. We're pondering what the next move is, what the right direction to take."

Before experiencing the soreness, Drew had worked his way up to a full nine-inning game last week for the first time since the injury.

• After just three games since returning from the disabled list, the D-backs are already experiencing the impact outfielder Chris Young has on the team, both on the field and off it.

"Obviously, he had some good hits for us, it was good to have him around the clubhouse," Gibson said. "He's not very quiet. He likes to talk. It's good, keeps us lose. He's a valuable piece to our ballclub."

Young had two hits in the three-game series over the weekend in Kansas City, but one was a two-run double. Although he was in the lineup on Monday for the fourth straight day, the D-backs still aren't sure whether he's ready to play every day.

"Not sure about that, I monitor it every day," Gibson said. "Hopefully he can catch fire."

• D-backs pitcher Daniel Hudson, currently on the disabled list with a right shoulder impingement, is scheduled to start for Triple-A Reno on Monday and throw 75-80 pitches.