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Eaton's arm close to being full strength

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There was no chance for Adam Eaton to show off his throwing arm during Friday's 2-2 deadlock at Camelback Ranch with Cleveland. But it was just three days ago when Eaton fired a strike on the fly to first to double off Texas' Mitch Moreland on a fly ball to center.

Eaton started the 2013 season on the disabled list for the D-backs with a strained left elbow, and had a setback during a May injury rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno. But the left-handed hitter and thrower finds himself almost at full strength.

"I'm still strengthening of course. It won't be at the peak until the end of Spring Training, but it's getting there," Eaton said. "When I came back after the injury, it was just all strengthening.

"You don't throw for a month and you throw for three weeks and I sat back down again for three weeks. So my arm was just kind of goofed up. Now that I've had the throwing program, getting everything strengthened, it feels great and ready to go.

Scouts have talked about Eaton having a surprisingly strong arm. But Eatons' confidence in his overall game has never wavered.

"When I catch it at a certain depth, I'm going to let it go and hopefully it's accurate, and that's the most important thing," Eaton said. "You can have a strong arm all day, but if it's not accurate, you can't do much with it. I'm confident in my arm, and I hope it gets the job done."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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