On the 15-day disabled list with a back injury since Aug. 11, D-backs infielder Willie Bloomquist hasn't played in any rehab games yet, but that should change soon.
"He'll probably play this week," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "I think he's good, the reports are good."
Bloomquist will likely begin in the Arizona League first before returning to the big league club or moving on to a Minor League assignment.
Olympic silver medalist and Glendale, Ariz., native Brady Ellison shot an arrow as the ceremonial first pitch Monday from the pitcher's mound to home plate. Ellison was part of the U.S. Olympic archery team that took second place in London last month.