SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Diamondbacks' lineup for Saturday's game against the Royals featured a few peculiarities, but they might end up being short-term regularities due to pair of injuries that have shaken up the team's outfield situation.
With Cody Ross still rehabbing a leg injury and Adam Eaton now sidelined between six and eight weeks with a sprained left ulnar collateral ligament, the D-backs suddenly have multiple questions to answer in the outfield.
"It's not how you want to start the season, but we do have depth," manager Kirk Gibson said.
Saturday's lineup served as a bit of an exploration into the D-backs' options. Third baseman Martin Prado started in left field, where he played for most of last season with the Braves, and Eric Chavez took Prado's place at third base. Gerardo Parra, originally slated as a fourth outfielder, started in right field, and A.J. Pollock started in center.
"I want to have options when we get into the season, so Prado does need to play left ...