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D-backs slated to open 2020 season vs. Braves

@MannyOnMLB
August 12, 2019

DENVER -- The D-backs' 2020 schedule was released on Monday, and there are several notable dates to circle on the calendar. Arizona will open at home with a four-game series against the Braves on March 26, followed by a three-game set against the Giants at Chase Field before heading to

DENVER -- The D-backs' 2020 schedule was released on Monday, and there are several notable dates to circle on the calendar.

Arizona will open at home with a four-game series against the Braves on March 26, followed by a three-game set against the Giants at Chase Field before heading to Wrigley Field to play the Cubs on the first road trip of next season. The Cubs will visit Chase Field for four games from April 30-May 3.

D-backs' 2020 schedule

The D-backs won't see the National League West rival Dodgers until June, but the teams will then play seven times over a 10-day span -- June 15-18 at Dodger Stadium, and June 22-24 at Chase Field.

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Other schedule highlights include a two-game series at Chase Field against the Astros from April 28-29, and a home series against the Reds over the July 4 holiday (July 3-5).

Club-by-club schedules

The D-backs will also host teams from the American League Central during Interleague Play: the Tigers (May 29-31), Twins (July 20-22) and Royals (Aug. 17-18).

Every team's 2020 Spring Training schedule

Injury updates

• David Peralta wasn't in the starting lineup on Monday for the series opener against the Rockies at Coors Field. Manager Torey Lovullo said he was nursing a stiff neck. Peralta sustained the injury during his last at-bat against the Dodgers on Saturday night.

• Luke Weaver, who has been on the injured list since May 27 with a mild right flexor pronator strain and a mild right UCL sprain, is scheduled to throw a 25-pitch bullpen session, his second since being put on the IL, on Tuesday.

"Everything is progressing," Lovullo said. "The MRI showed improvement, showed healing, so he's on to the next steps and continuing to press on forward, gaining strength and doing what he has to do to get back here."

• Taijuan Walker, whose recovery from Tommy John surgery was halted due to a strained shoulder capsule in May, threw on flat ground from 90 feet Monday.

Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB.