Kubel initially injured the quad in early April and spent two weeks on the disabled list last month as a result.
"When I came back from the DL, it was completely gone, it wasn't there and I had no limitations," Kubel said. "But I think a week into it, I dove for a ball and it kind of came back."
• Outfielder Adam Eaton started in center for Class A Visalia on Friday, the first time he has played in the field since injuring his throwing elbow this spring. Eaton had been serving as the designated hitter.
• Heading into Friday's game, eight of the past nine D-backs games had been decided by two runs or less and the team went 6-2 in those contests.
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