Snake bites

• Brandon McCarthy will start Wednesday, Feb. 27 against the Reds with Ian Kennedy, Trevor Cahill and Wade Miley going each of the following three days.

• D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said he has not yet decided what the rotation will be for the games from Feb. 23-26.

• Saturday was a planned short work day for the D-backs after having more intense days on Thursday and Friday.

The team will have longer, more intense days Sunday and Monday with pitchers facing hitters for the first time this spring. Then, Tuesday will be a short day with the team scheduled to be off the field by 10:30 a.m. MT.