• Wilmer Flores made a highlight-reel play at shortstop in the ninth inning of Tuesday's game, and manager Terry Collins said afterward that -- assuming he does not make the big league club -- Flores will see significant time at the position during the regular season at Triple-A Las Vegas. Collins indicated that Flores will log significant innings at short and second base, but not necessarily third.
• Right-hander Jeremy Hefner continues advancing in his rehab from Tommy John surgery. Hefner, who has been throwing off flat ground since February, on Tuesday increased the distance of his throws to 75 feet. Once he reaches 150 feet, he will be able to throw off a mound for the first time, in his quest to return by September.
• ESPN New York reported that the D-backs have dispatched "an army of scouts" to Port St. Lucie, where on Tuesday they watched starting pitcher Logan Verrett and catcher Kevin Plawecki play in a Minor League game. The D-backs have a surplus of shortstops available for trade, including Didi Gregorius and Chris Owings.
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