• D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was not in the lineup Sunday for the third consecutive day due to a sore back.
He had previously appeared in his club's last 26 games, dating back to Aug. 28.
"I just know he's not available," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "He was much better yesterday, I know. He gets treatment and does exercises, that's it."
As of Sunday, Goldschmidt hasn't had any tests on the injured back.
• D-backs outfielder Chis Young, who last started a game on Sept. 18, still is trying to work his way back into the lineup with only three games remaining in the regular season. He is battling a right quad injury.
"He's close," Gibson said. "He'll get a good run in and try to get more confidence in it."
• Hampered by a left hand injury, D-backs third baseman Chris Johnson was examined by specialist Dr. Don Sheridan on Saturday.
Johnson was told the injury is just a deep bruise and he can't further hurt it.
The infielder planned to hit in the batting cage on Sunday in hopes of playing again this season.