Snake bites

• The front four of the expected D-backs starting rotation -- Ian Kennedy, Trevor Cahill, Brandon McCarthy and Wade Miley -- will not pitch in games until Wednesday, when McCarthy goes.

By pitching them then rather than to open Cactus League play, the D-backs are keeping them to the typical six spring starts instead of seven. Spring Training is a week longer this year because of the World Baseball Classic.

• Outfielder A.J. Pollock was scratched from Saturday's starting lineup with tightness in an abdominal muscle. Pollock said he sustained a similar injury last spring and it kept him out of action for a couple of days.

Adam Eaton started in Pollock's place.

• Corbin will start Sunday against the Rockies. Charles Brewers, Warner Madrigal, Garrett Mock and Bo Schultz are also slated to see action.