• The D-backs are hoping to get five innings out of Archie Bradley in Friday's exhibition game against Team Australia. He was roughed up in his last Cactus League start.
"He's had a couple good bullpens since his last outing," Gibson said. "He didn't have a very good outing last time. I know he's looking forward to throwing a good game."
• Several of the players' guests on the trip as well as some support staff have been hit by a stomach flu bug, but Gibson is hoping it doesn't carry over to the team.
• A number of players, led by J.J. Putz, did the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb on Thursday.
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