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D-backs start spring Monday vs. WVU

Goldschmidt's team wins hitting contest; Weeks arrives at camp
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The D-backs will face West Virginia University at 1:05 p.m. MT on Monday afternoon at Salt River Fields.

The game will be open to fans with no admission fee.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The D-backs will face West Virginia University at 1:05 p.m. MT on Monday afternoon at Salt River Fields.

The game will be open to fans with no admission fee.

Yoan Lopez, whom the D-backs signed out of Cuba prior to last spring, will start for Arizona. Several D-backs regulars will be in the starting lineup, including Paul Goldschmidt.

Team Goldy with the win

Goldschmidt's team edged out David Peralta's in the situational-hitting championship game Sunday.

Whereas a pitching machine was used Friday, this time the team had pitchers from Minor League camp throw.

"It was a tough one, I tell you; the Minor League pitchers gave us a great look," D-backs manager Chip Hale said. "It was a great teaching tool. I don't think the execution was up to what you want when the season starts, but that's why it's the day before Spring Training games. Everybody's got to work on something."

Weeks in camp

Signed to a Minor League deal Saturday, veteran Rickie Weeks went through his first workout with the D-backs on Sunday.

"It was a great opportunity, obviously," Weeks said of the invitation to Major League camp. "It was the chance to play baseball again. Obviously it's a great organization as well."

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.

 

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