SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The D-backs made a pair of roster moves Thursday, reassigning outfielder Adam Eaton to Double-A Mobile and reassigning right-hander Jensen Lewis to Triple-A Reno.
Neither move was unexpected although both players performed well this spring.
Eaton put himself on the Major League radar with a strong season at Class A Visalia and Mobile last year and he followed that up with an outstanding Arizona Fall League performance.
During the spring, Eaton hit .273 with a double, two triples and five RBIs.
Lewis was signed as a Minor League free agent last winter after spending seven seasons in the Indians' organization.
In eight appearances this spring, Lewis had not allowed a run or a walk while fanning four in eight innings.
Both players were non-roster invitees to Spring Training.
Saunders not concerned with spring numbers
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Joe Saunders would certainly like to have had better results to this point in Spring Training, but the D-backs' left-hander is by no means ready to push the panic button.
In four Cactus League games, Saunders has a 9.31 ERA. On Wednesday against the Angels' Triple-A team, the veteran allowed six runs (five earned) on 11 hits in six innings.
"I felt good, I finished strong and got a lot of ground balls," Saunders said of the Minor League game. "There really wasn't a hard hit ball all day, so I was happy and got my pitch count up."
Saunders suffered through a rough spring last year, but that didn't translate during the season as he posted a 3.69 ERA.
"For me, it's just a matter of getting my work in," Saunders said. "I've had good springs, I've had bad spring, I've had mediocre springs and I still seem to come out all right.
"For me, if I can come out of Spring Training healthy, ready to go and 100 percent it's a win. That's how I look at it. You always want to go out and get guys out, but if it doesn't happen, then it doesn't happen and it's not a panic."
D-backs eclipse 2011's spring sellout mark
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Another day, another sellout at Salt River Fields.
The D-backs drew 11,064 for Thursday afternoon's contest with the Indians, the 12th sellout of the spring, surpassing the team's total of 11 from last year.
The D-backs share the two-year-old facility with the Rockies and the two teams have combined to draw 359,326, surpassing the record set last season for a two-team complex. Six games, including two for Arizona, remain at Salt River Fields.
"We're very proud to have passed last year's attendance record thanks to the best Spring Training fan experience in baseball," D-backs team president/CEO Derrick Hall said. "Even better, we've got that same great experience and affordable prices at Chase Field and we are looking forward to closing out the spring on a high note as we head into Opening Weekend."
The D-backs have drawn 184,906 for an average of 11,662, highest in the Majors. Arizona led the Majors last year in spring attendance with an average of 11,161. With two home games remaining, the team will easily surpass last year's record of 189,737.
Since opening in 2011, Salt River Fields has received critical acclaim. Earlier this month it was named as one of the four finalists for Sports Facillity of the Year by the SportsBusiness Journal. Last year the ballpark was named Ballpark of the Year by ballparkdigest.com and Digital Ballparks.
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