Snake bites

• Charles Brewer put together another solid outing. A long shot to make the team, Brewer threw three innings and allowed one unearned run against the Reds on Thursday.

In his first appearance of the spring against the Rockies, Brewer tossed two shutout innings.

• Gibson said that he talked with Luis Sojo, who will lead the Venezuelan team in the World Baseball Classic, and came away confident that Martin Prado would get enough work at third base while playing in the Classic.

Prado played mainly outfield last year, but the D-backs traded for him to be their everyday third baseman and were initially concerned that he wouldn't see much time there while playing in the Classic.

• Outfielder Gerardo Parra was back in the lineup Thursday after missing Wednesday's game with a sore arm. Parra had three hits and drove in three runs.