"He's going to start to progress pretty rapidly into games, I would guess," Gibson said. "It's taken him a long time, but he feels perfect, I was told."
• Daniel Hudson, who his working his way back from a second Tommy John surgery, is scheduled to pitch Saturday night in the rookie Arizona League.
• Left-hander Anthony Banda, who the D-backs acquired last month from the Brewers in the Gerardo Parra trade, tied a career high with 10 strikeouts for Class A South Bend on Thursday night.
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