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• D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said second baseman Aaron Hill saw the doctor Tuesday and will be in his hand split for another week. Hill suffered a fracture in his left hand and has been on the disabled list since April 15.

He will undergo another scan next week, at which point if the bone has healed enough he could begin hand-strengthening exercises.

• Right-hander Daniel Hudson, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, threw a simulated game Saturday and is scheduled to throw another one in five days.

The team still hopes to have Hudson back around the All-Star break.

• The news was not as good for shortstop Willie Bloomquist.

Gibson said Bloomquist recently suffered a "little" setback in his rehab from a strained oblique muscle and was shut down for a couple of days. Bloomquist did resume hitting Tuesday and Wednesday.

"We just kind of slowed him down a little bit," Gibson said. "It's not like he totally reinjured it, it just wasn't as good as it needed to be to start playing in games."

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.