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Chafin already scheming to soup up 'pen ride

Gearhead reliever: I can tune that car up
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Forget about riding in the new OnTrac Bullpen Cart, D-backs reliever and noted car wizard Andrew Chafin can't wait to get his hands on the new vehicle.

"It'll give me something else to tinker with down there and see how fast we can make it go," Chafin joked before the D-backs topped the Angels, 5-4, on Tuesday afternoon at Salt River Fields. "I can tune that car up and we'll get it running probably 15-20 mph faster, easily."

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Forget about riding in the new OnTrac Bullpen Cart, D-backs reliever and noted car wizard Andrew Chafin can't wait to get his hands on the new vehicle.

"It'll give me something else to tinker with down there and see how fast we can make it go," Chafin joked before the D-backs topped the Angels, 5-4, on Tuesday afternoon at Salt River Fields. "I can tune that car up and we'll get it running probably 15-20 mph faster, easily."

The D-backs announced Tuesday that they will use a golf cart to shuttle pitchers in from each of the bullpens at Chase Field.

The life, death and rebirth of the bullpen cart

The last Major League team to use a motorized vehicle was the Brewers in 1995, and D-backs right-hander Archie Bradley hopes it becomes a trend again.

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"I think it's cool," Bradley said. "In my opinion, being a fan of the game, it's bringing some old school back into the game. I know a lot of people around the league and stuff don't know that, but with the new wave of technology I think it's cool to bring some old school flair and style. I'm sure we're going to have a lot of fun with it."

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Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said he was told the pitchers would have the option of using the cart, or running out as they usually do.

And while the relievers thought the cart was a good idea, they wanted to hear more about the logistics before committing to use it.

"It depends on how we have it set up," Chafin said. "I don't know any of the details. It will be interesting. I'm curious to see how it works and how we're going to do it."

Zack on Thursday
D-backs ace Zack Greinke will throw in an intrasquad game on a back field Thursday, instead of appearing in that day's Cactus League game against the Brewers in Maryvale.

It will be the second consecutive time Greinke has pitched in an intrasquad game where innings can be controlled, and he can get in extra work if needed.

Godley impressive again
Zack Godley continued his hot spring with four scoreless innings against an Angels lineup stacked with regulars. The right-hander allowed one hit and a walk while striking out four.

In three starts this spring, Godley has allowed four hits over 8 2/3 scoreless innings.

Video: LAA@ARI: Godley K's Ohtani swinging in the 2nd inning

Up next
The D-backs have their first off-day of the spring on Wednesday, and will face the Brewers in Maryvale on Thursday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. MST. Fans can catch all the action live on MLB.TV.

Braden Shipley will get the start for the D-backs.

Closer candidate Brad Boxberger is also slated to make his first game appearance since Feb. 23. The right-hander has been bothered by general arm soreness.

Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.

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