• The D-backs optioned right-hander Chaz Roe to Reno to make room for Spruill. Roe has appeared in four MLB games, all this season for Arizona, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and six walks in 4 2/3 innings.
• With a travel schedule better suited for an NBA or NHL team, the D-backs flew from Tampa to Texas on Wednesday night with plans to fly from Dallas/Fort Worth to Boston immediately after Thursday's game. Despite the three-city, three-day whirlwind, Gibson said his team wasn't negatively affected: "We're used to traveling. Everybody else is traveling, too, so it's not like we're the only ones," he said.
Dave Sessions is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.