The Arizona Diamondbacks opened their second full week of spring training on Monday. The team did a full complement of drills from fielding to bunting to live batting practice.
Meanwhile, shortstop Stephen Drew continues to make progress on his ankle rehab. Manager Kirk Gibson had both encouraging news along with a dose of reality.
"Stephen did good," Gibson said about Drew who took about 40 or 50 ground ball reps on Monday. "He put more movement, left to right, did a reverse pivot, planting in the hole, so I think he feels good. Tomorrow we may transition him in with his regular group and he's get far fewer (reps) but it will be higher intensity."
In addition that optimistic report, Gibby added that Drew probably isn't ready to go everyday and he's "not even close" to being ready to run bases.
Gibson also talked about the development of young first baseman Paul Goldschimdt who Gibby said aspires to one day win a Gold Glove for his defense at first. In the meantime, his manager used the word "raw" to describe Goldy's talents. For more on that topic, head over to Arizona Sports.com and watch this video report.
We realize that not everyone can make it out to the D-backs training facility at Salt River Fields so we put together this fun little video tour. Enjoy.