Worth noting

• Left-handed reliever Manny Parra has been held back from pitching because of a sore neck. Starter Bronson Arroyo remains under the weather with flu-like symptoms.

• Three Venezuelan players who have been absent because of visa issues -- infielder Henry Rodriguez, outfielder Yorman Rodriguez, and lefty pitcher Ismael Guillon -- were expected to arrive in Arizona on Sunday.

• Among the pitchers who threw live batting practice on Sunday were J.J. Hoover, Tony Cingrani, Daniel Corcino, Clay Hensley, Pedro Villarreal and Armando Galarraga.

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