• "We are probably going to take it slower. There is no real rush," Towers said. "It's based on how he feels. It's going to take a while to build his arm back up, so I imagine he'll be in extended [spring training] for some time, so we can build him back up again so he can get to 75 or 80 pitches."
• Dave Duncan, D-backs special assistant to the GM and pitching consultant, will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mo.
• Cory Hahn, who was drafted in the 34th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft by the D-backs, graduated from Arizona State University. He was paralyzed during a game in his freshman season.
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