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• D-backs GM Kevin Towers said that the team has not been looking to acquire a starter though trade, but they are looking for some depth at Triple-A Reno.

"There's a veteran [starter] that we've had some discussions with that we might sign to a Minor League deal in the next day or so," Towers said. "Just to give us more experience down there, we're pretty young and inexperienced in the rotation at Triple-A. But no, not looking at any trades."

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• D-backs GM Kevin Towers said that the team has not been looking to acquire a starter though trade, but they are looking for some depth at Triple-A Reno.

"There's a veteran [starter] that we've had some discussions with that we might sign to a Minor League deal in the next day or so," Towers said. "Just to give us more experience down there, we're pretty young and inexperienced in the rotation at Triple-A. But no, not looking at any trades."

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• Outfielder Cody Ross was expected back in the Reno lineup Thursday after missing the past two games.

"He's taken a couple of days off," Towers said. "He had a little side issue, nothing major just something in his side that was bothering him a little bit so we gave him an extra day."

Ross will be with Reno likely through the weekend and then the D-backs will evaluate whether he's ready to be activated off the 15-day disabled list.

• D-backs outfielder Gerardo Parra finished a double shy of hitting for the cycle Wednesday night.

"What I liked a lot about last night was that he pulled the ball," manager Kirk Gibson said. "He turned on some pitches last night. Many hitters try to stay on the ball so much that they're always thinking about going the other way. If they get a ball middle third and they're staying back the way G was last night, you're able to turn on the ball and put some backspin on it. He got the triple and the home run and did that to two balls. It was a good trend. I like to see it."

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.

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