Snake bites

Snake bites

• Paul Goldschmidt (21 homers) was not selected to participate in the Home Run Derby on Monday. National League captain David Wright instead chose Carlos Gonzalez, Michael Cuddyer and Bryce Harper. Gonzalez sustained a sprained finger on Sunday, so Goldschmidt could still end up participating as an injury replacement if the Rockies outfielder drops out.

• D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said Monday that Patrick Corbin will either pitch fourth or fifth in the rotation following the All-Star break. The club doesn't expect to have Trevor Cahill or Brandon McCarthy back at least for the first turn in the rotation, so Gibson wants give Corbin some extra rest while also splitting up the three lefties (Corbin, Tyler Skaggs and Wade Miley).

• After being designated for assignment last week, Eric Hinske cleared waivers and has been sent to Triple-A Reno.

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