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• As if a sore knee weren't enough, Trevor Cahill will make his final start before the Australia trip on Sunday two days removed from being struck on his pitching arm by a pitch during bunting drills.

"He got drilled yesterday bunting, drilled on his right arm, squared around and got smoked," Gibson said. As long as Cahill's sound, he'll make the start in the second game in Australia.

• The D-backs' projected 3-4 hitters in their lineup went back-to-back with their first homers of the season in the first inning of their game against the Indians, with Paul Goldschmidt going to the opposite field with a two-run shot and Martin Prado mashing one to left. Goldschmidt's homer and a double that followed gave him 10 hits for the spring with four for extra bases, and Prado's homer was his 18th hit and sixth for extra bases.

• Outfielder Cody Ross is scheduled to play in his next game Sunday, taking part in a game in Minor League camp as he makes his way back from a dislocated hip sustained last August. Ross went 3-for-6 with two doubles in a Minor League intrasquad game on Wednesday.

John Schlegel is a national reporter for You can follow him on Twitter at @JohnSchlegelMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.