CIN@ARI: Bloomquist rips a two-run single into center

NEW YORK -- D-backs shortstop Willie Bloomquist will have a CT scan taken of his injured left wrist when the team returns to Phoenix following Thursday's game against the Mets.

Bloomquist was hit on the hand by a pitch on June 26, and while initial X-rays were negative, he was unable to play, and the team finally put him on the disabled list Wednesday.

"It's getting better," Bloomquist said. "Just not at the rate where it's good enough to play. It's getting better every day, but I'm not doing anybody any good by not being able to swing like I'm normally able to swing. Especially given the way the last week and half has gone for us, it's not fair to the team, it's not fair to me, it's not fair to anybody for me to go out and try to play just to say I played as opposed to being able to help the team."

Bloomquist will have the hand looked at by hand specialist Dr. Don Sheridan.

"Just more to rule out everything," Bloomquist said. "It's still very sore. I think we all just want to make sure it's nothing more."

D-backs second baseman Aaron Hill was hit in the hand by a pitch in April, and while initial X-rays were negative, a CT scan later showed a slight fracture, and he missed more than two months.

Skaggs tabbed to start for D-backs on Friday

SF@ARI: Skaggs strikes out Crawford with bases loaded

NEW YORK -- The D-backs plan to recall left-hander Tyler Skaggs from Triple-A Reno on Friday to start that night's game against the Rockies at Chase Field.

Skaggs, who was scheduled to start Thursday for Reno, will be in his third stint with the D-backs this year. He was called up in late May as the designated 26th man to start a doubleheader game against the Rangers, and he made two other starts in a later stint in June.

"As it goes, the way we do things it seemed like he was in line to be the guy," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "He'll have a better idea of what he's up against. We're going to play a good Colorado team, and they're going to score a lot of runs, so he's going to have make good pitches on them. Hopefully he has an understanding of that and is able to execute."

Skaggs was 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA in his three big leagues starts and 6-6 with a 4.26 ERA in 13 games (11 starts) for Reno.

In his last start for Reno, he tossed 8 1/3 scoreless innings while striking out 13.

Skaggs' name has come up in trade rumors recently, but a baseball source said the D-backs "have no interest" in moving the team's No. 1 prospect as ranked by MLB.com.

Snake bites

• After starting four straight games, D-backs second baseman Aaron Hill was out of the starting lineup Thursday.

Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said that up until the All-Star break, he will try not to start Hill, who missed more than two months with a fracture in his left hand, more than four days in a row.

• While Hill was out of the lineup, outfielder Gerardo Parra was back in it after missing a pair of games from being shaken up while diving for a ball on the warning track in Monday's game.

"He was good, he walked in and said he was ready to go," Gibson said. "It's good to have him back out there."