Montero collects two hits in extended spring
D-backs catcher also scores twice in first rehab stint
LOS ANGELES -- Miguel Montero was tested in his first game of extended spring training.
The injured D-backs catcher went 2-for-4 with a pair of walks and scored twice from first base on hits while serving as the designated hitter Monday.
"He came out of it very well," D-backs manager A.J. Hinch said. "Right out of the gate, so that's good."
Montero will DH again Tuesday and then get behind the plate Wednesday. The D-backs are going to take it slow with Montero's rehab, something that will be difficult for him, as he is itching to get back.
"I have no doubt that he will want to catch in the big leagues on Friday after catching just one day," Hinch said. "But that's unrealistic."
Montero is recovering from surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. He suffered the injury while running to first base April 11.
Reynolds day-to-day after tweaking quad
LOS ANGELES -- D-backs third baseman Mark Reynolds was pulled out of Monday night's game against the Dodgers due to a recurrence of a right quad injury.
Reynolds, who received treatment postgame, is listed as day-to-day.
Reynolds began feeling discomfort in the quad around 10 days ago when he took a swing. This past week in Colorado, he said it did not affect him in the field, but did at the plate and when he ran.
It is the same quad he injured running into a railing while chasing a foul ball in early April. Reynolds took a day off on April 21 and had a team off-day April 22, as well, which seemed to help the injury heal.
When he singled to center in the ninth on Monday, Reynolds limped noticeably to first base. When he advanced to second on a wild pitch, D-backs manager A.J. Hinch sent Augie Ojeda in to run for him.
After the game, Hinch said the move was made at that time because he was not convinced that Reynolds would be able to score on a single to the outfield.
Slumping Jackson gets another day off
LOS ANGELES -- Conor Jackson was out of the lineup Monday for the second consecutive day as D-backs manager A.J. Hinch tries to give his left fielder a couple of days to clear his head.
Jackson, who is hitting .221, has been pressing of late, and Gerardo Parra got the nod in his place again.
"I've given Conor a couple of days off on purpose to clear everything away from the last series," Hinch said. "More than likely, he'll be back in there [Tuesday], but if Parra performs, then I may stick with him."
Hinch is hopeful the couple of days will get Jackson pointed in the right direction.
"When a hitter is going well, you want to leave him in the lineup," Hinch said. "Sometimes when a hitter is going not as well, getting him away from at-bats can kind of restart a guy."
Hinch did say he would not hesitate to use Jackson in a pinch-hit situation.
Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.