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Funeral set for Gabrielle Schoeneweis

Funeral services for Gabrielle Schoeneweis, the wife of D-backs pitcher Scott Schoeneweis, will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. MST at Messenger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary in Scottsdale, Ariz.

According to Maricopa County Sherrif’s office, Gabrielle Schoeneweis was found dead on the floor of the couple’s master bedroom last Wednesday. Lindsey Smith, spokesperson for the Sheriff’s office said that there were no signs of foul play and while they are not ruling anything out, they are not treating it as a homicide at this point. More will be known once the medical examiner determines the cause of death.

“We’re respecting his privacy,” D-backs manager A.J. Hinch said. “I haven’t heard from him, nor do I expect to, until we get back home. Obviously our thoughts and prayers are still with him.”

The D-backs would like to go en masse to the funeral, but will be unable to because their game with the Padres that day starts at 12:40 p.m.

“We’ll have some representation there,” Hinch said. “We wish we could all be there for him. If it had been a night game obviously we would have chartered a bus to go out and be with him.”

Tidbits from Melvin

Here are a few notes to come out of our meeting with manager Bob Melvin this morning that might not make it into other stories:

— Melvin heard, as we all did, that the pitch that really separated Daniel Schlereth from the pack was his curveball.

“But he’s got a good fastball as well,” Melvin said. “My judgment hasn’t changed that this guy could be a quick mover in the organization.”

Schlereth’s ball tends to get on a hitter quickly and his change has been pretty good as well. The one thing Melvin would like to see him work on is his command.

— Melvin was asked how he planned to use lefty Scott Schoeneweis in the bullpen this year and his answer was interesting.

“It depends on the makeup of the bullpen,” Melvin said referring to whether the team carries one or two lefties. “If you do have a second lefty than you really can tag [Schoeneweis] for a certain situation late in the game. If you don’t, it’s tough to just pitch him to one left-hander if he’s your only guy.”

In other words, a big factor is going to be whether southpaw Doug Slaten improves this spring and claims a spot. But using Schoeneweis against right-handers could be problematic judging by the numbers.

Last year, righties hit .333 against Schoeneweis, while lefties hit just .178. Over his career the numbers are .294 and .224.