Snake bites

• Hours before Sunday's game against the Phillies, a group of D-backs coaches were out on the grass at Chase Field getting in some exercise in an unusual way: fungo golf. Beginning at certain locations on the field, the coaches chose a "hole" somewhere across the playing surface and tried to get it there using the fewest swings. One of the rounds started at home plate and ended in the D-backs' bullpen area.

"We just hit the ball around, pick a target and try to hit the target," manager Kirk Gibson said. "We run after the ball, it's just something to keep you moving. We don't keep score, we just have fun and chirp at each other. I can't really handle a bat at my age."

• Daniel Hudson (Tommy John surgery) threw three innings in a simulated game on Saturday at Salt River Fields (46 pitches). He is expected back with the D-backs sometime around the All-Star break. Meanwhile, Adam Eaton (elbow) went 0-for-5 with an RBI in his first rehab game with Class A Advanced Visalia.

Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.