Snake bites

• After resting two days with stiffness in his legs, Paul Goldschmidt served as the D-backs' designated hitter Saturday against the Angels, batting 1-for-4 with an RBI double to center. Gibson said he expects the slugger to return to playing first base Sunday when the club hosts the Padres.

Zeke Spruill was hit with a comebacker during his outing Saturday, but stayed in the game and finished the afternoon working 1 1/3 innings and allowing just one hit.

"He's fine," Gibson said. "He's a tough kid. He didn't even want to talk about it; he didn't want us out there."

• Although replay was available for Saturday's game, neither Gibson nor Angels manager Mike Scioscia challenged any plays.

• Sidelined from Cactus League action with a bulging disc, Bronson Arroyo played catch Saturday morning during team workouts. If his body responds well, he could soon throw a bullpen session.

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