07/29/12 8:30 PM ET
D-backs confident postseason is in reach
By Tyler Emerick / MLB.com
Towers expects to be busy as Deadline nears
PHOENIX -- Even after bolstering his club's third-base situation Sunday morning by acquiring Chris Johnson from Houston, D-backs executive vice president and general manager Kevin Towers said he's not done looking at moves before Tuesday's Trade Deadline."I plan on being out at Dodger Stadium tomorrow in the working suite, continuing to work the phones," Towers said. Towers added he'll be looking to strengthen the club's pitching if he does make any more trades. "I think you can never have enough pitching," he said. "The teams that win, that go far in the postseason, they have a lot of pitching. I don't think you can have enough arms." As for who would most likely be the players to go in return, Towers hinted at possibly moving an infielder. "The way it is right now, as it stands, it's probably going to be tough to get them all enough at-bats," he said. "But we'll see what happens over the next few days." D-backs shortstop Stephen Drew has been rumored to be on the trading block.
Upton rests after fouling ball off foot
PHOENIX -- A day after fouling a ball off his foot, D-backs outfielder Justin Upton received the day off Sunday against the Mets, but manager Kirk Gibson said the 24-year-old was OK and available off the bench."We're in a huge stretch of games," Gibson said. "It just gives me a chance to give him a day off. I don't expect him to be Superman. I figured he can get off the foot, get as much soreness out of it as he can, but he's certainly available to play today." Gibson went on to add that Upton will play every game in the D-backs' next series, starting Monday against the Dodgers. "He's fine," Gibson said. "Give him a mental day as well as a physical day. I have good interchangeable positions to fill in."
Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.