"Bill Gayton, one of my scouts, has always liked him," Towers said. "He said he reminds him of kind of a young [Nate] Schierholtz, who the Giants had at one time. It's left-handed power, a plus defender, plus arm. We're a little thin in the outfield."
• D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said he knew how to answer when he was asked whether the Opening Series in Australia affected his team.
"I mean how would you know?" he said. "The Dodgers are 4-2. They went there. We just haven't pitched good enough up to this point. We're really one or two in a row good starts away by a starting pitcher getting turned around."