5/6/2014 3:56 P.M. ET
Pollock remains sidelined, could return in corner spot
By Joe DiGiovanni / Special to MLB.com
MILWAUKEE - A.J. Pollock remained out of the lineup for the fifth consecutive game Monday night with a groin injury, but manager Kirk Gibson said his outfielder is close to returning.
"He's getting closer every day," Gibson said before Monday night's game. The D-backs' manager said Pollock might make his return as a corner outfielder for awhile to put less stress on his injured groin.
"If there's an option other than center field that might help," he said.
Pollock first felt tightness in his groin last Tuesday against Colorado. He also missed time in April with a strained neck.
Putz placed on DL with forearm tightness
MILWAUKEE -- D-backs reliever J.J. Putz was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday and reliever Evan Marshall was recalled from Triple-A Reno.
Putz is experiencing right forearm tightness.
"It wasn't improving," manager Kirk Gibson said on Monday. "In San Diego it was bothering him more than it had been and it was trending the wrong way. We waited until today to see how he was. He came in today and it wasn't very good."
Marshall is 0-1 with a 0.54 ERA in 14 relief appearances with Reno this season. He has allowed only 10 hits and five walks while striking out 19 in 16 2/3 innings.
Gibson said Marshall will provide some help to the bullpen, which is expected to be without Randall Delgado and Trevor Cahill. Both relievers pitched Monday night against the Brewers.
The D-backs addressed that relief shortage Tuesday by also recalling right-hander Chase Anderson from Double-A Mobile and optioning right-hander Mike Bolsinger to Reno.
Inciarte making strong first impression with D-backs
MILWAUKEE - Ender Inciarte started for the fourth consecutive game on Monday night, and has impressed with his strong arm.
The rookie outfielder, who made his Major League debut on Friday night, is 2-for-12 in three games.
"He's been very solid in the outfield," manager Kirk Gibson said Monday. "He's made some very nice plays. You can see his arm, I think he calls it 'El Canon.' He's made some good throws."
Inciarte was ranked by Baseball America as having the best outfield arm in the team's Minor League farm system.
"You can tell by the arm strength that he doesn't have to get behind it to get good flow and carry," Gibson said. "He's got really good arm strength."
Cahill back to normal following flu bout
MILWAUKEE - Right-hander Trevor Cahill was feeling better Monday after missing a few days with flu-like symptoms.
"I don't have a fever anymore," Cahill said.
Manager Kirk Gibson said Cahill would either pitch in relief on Monday night or would work a bullpen session.
"He's getting on the hill one way or another," Gibson said.
Cahill is 1-5 with a 7.09 ERA and one save in nine games (four starts).
Joe DiGiovanni is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.