Here's a triple's worth of Arizona Diamondbacks notes as the team prepares to open its 2016 season, courtesy of Rotowire:
Diamondbacks General Manager Dave Stewart said Tuesday he thinks SS Jean Segura has "done enough to earn a spot every day," Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. Stewart did not say whether Segura would play at shortstop or second base, although the 26-year-old has only played short in his big league career. The Diamondbacks have a number of options to fill the infield, but it appears that Segura will get regular at-bats. He hit just .257 last year with a .281 on-base percentage, but he has recorded at least 20 steals in each of his three full big league seasons.
A.J. Pollock (elbow) said Tuesday that he's "ready to go" for Opening Day, Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic reports. While the team will of course get the final say, Pollock's optimism is a good sign. He went 2-for-4 Tuesday against Zack Greinke in an intrasquad game and manager Chip Hale said he hoped Pollock will be ready for exhibition games Friday and Saturday against Kansas City. The team has said Pollock could begin the season on the DL if he doesn't get enough spring training at-bats.
Josh Collmenter will likely make the Opening Day roster despite a 9.69 ERA over 13.0 innings this spring, Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic reports. Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Collmenter's big league experience "means probably everything right now." The righty was Arizona's Opening Day starter last year but found success after shifting to the bullpen, posting a 2.03 ERA. He provides the team with an option for long relief and the occasional spot start.