Michael Pineda threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Friday in Tampa and reported no issues.
Pineda will have to work on building up his pitch count, as he recovers from his back injury. An August 15 return to action still seems likely but setbacks are possible. Pineda reporting no issues from the bullpen session is a good sign, however.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson
Trevor Cahill has secured the final spot in the Diamondbacks' rotation.
With this news, it is confirmed that Daniel Hudson will start the season out of the team's bullpen. Cahill really struggled last season, but the team believes his revamped mechanics will equate to better success this season. In 17 starts and 14 relief appearances last year, he compiled a rough 5.61 ERA. Starters in Arizona will likely be back-end starters in many fantasy rotations this season. Analysis: Colby Conway