Worth noting

Worth noting

• After being left out of the starting lineup the past two games with an upper respiratory illness, Martin Prado was back in left field for Monday's series opener against the Dodgers.

"I wouldn't say he's healed [but] he's much better today," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said.

• Arizona's Double-A Mobile affiliate has advanced to the Southern League finals after beating Mississippi, 15-0, on Sunday.

The BayBears are looking to become the first team to win three straight Southern League titles since 1975-77.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. 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.