Snake bites

• Third baseman Eric Chavez did not think the ball he hit in the sixth inning Monday night was going to reach the seats.

"I just assumed it was a double," Chavez said. "I was just running and I couldn't see what was going on until I rounded second and I saw the umpire [signaling]. I just assumed it was going to be a double."

Instead the ball somehow carried into the bleachers in left-center.

• Injured outfielder Jason Kubel (quad) ran on a treadmill submerged in water Tuesday while injured shortstop Willie Bloomquist (oblique) played three innings in the field during an extended spring game.

Neither player is expected back within the next 10 days.

• After a rough spring, D-backs lefty Matt Reynolds has been one of the team's best relievers.

Reynolds has not allowed a run in his eight appearances spanning 9 1/3 innings and has held lefties to one hit in 13 at-bats.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.