• As the only D-backs reliever not to appear in a game entering Wednesday's series finale against the Cardinals, J.J. Putz will most likely throw the ninth inning no matter what the score is, according to Gibson.
• Wade Miley and Patrick Corbin each threw bullpen sessions on Wednesday and are ahead of their scheduled season debuts in Milwaukee on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
• With three off-days coming in the next 12 days, Gibson has no plans to give catcher Miguel Montero a day off.
"He caught 136 games last year and he wants to catch more this year," Gibson said. "He's an elite catcher and a day off now is not going to matter in August when it's hot out and we're traveling all over."
Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.