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Diamondbacks spring training Gameday Thread, #33: 4/1 vs. Reds

Archie Bradley makes his final spring appearance today. Will he break camp in the bullpen?

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Diamondbacks line-up
  1. Ender Inciarte, CF
  2. Cliff Pennington, SS
  3. David Peralta, LF
  4. Aaron Hill, 2B
  5. Jake Lamb, 3B
  6. Yasmany Tomas, 1B
  7. Gerald Laird, C
  8. Evan Marzilli, RF
  9. Archie Bradley, P
    + Randall Delgado, Evan Marshall, Oliver Perez

I am still inclined to think that having Bradley as a reliever would not make a great deal of sense. He has to be near, if not at, the top of the list for starters, in the event of one being needed. Service time constrains mean that likely won't be in the first couple of weeks, and may not be until after the Super Two deadline, which would generally be around late May. But getting him stretched out from a relieve back to a starter is not something you can do in a couple of days: given the potential shortness of our rotation, do we really want to enter that potential morass, basically playing an arm short?

And then there's this: