• Outfielder Cody Ross will begin an injury-rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno on Thursday and could be with the Aces for up to 10 days depending on how he progresses.
"We'll just see how he comes out of it," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "I don't know. It's a feel thing."
• Right-hander Daniel Hudson, who is rehabbing from his second Tommy John surgery in two years, threw a bullpen session Wednesday.
Gibson said Hudson may be able to return in July and when he does, it will be as a reliever rather than a starter.
• Shortstop Didi Gregorius, who was optioned to Triple-A Reno last weekend, will see some time at second base as well as shortstop while he's there.
Gregorius will alternate between second and short with prospect Nick Ahmed.
"I just think they're both shortstops and they can't both play shortstop every day," Gibson said. "It will do them good to work around the bag from both sides. That's kind of, organizationally, what we've decided."