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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 9:58 pm | Updated: 12:48 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Grieving Arizona pitcher Scott Schoeneweis visited Chase Field on Wednesday for the first time since the death last week of his wife, Gabrielle.

Schoeneweis played catch and lifted weights before the Diamondbacks' game against the San Diego Padres, manager A.J. Hinch said.

"It's still obviously fresh off the horrible tragedy, but he got a little activity in today," Hinch said. "I know he lifted and played a little catch. He stayed very clear of everything else."

Arizona general manager Josh Byrnes said the commissioner's office granted the team permission to place Schoeneweis on the restricted list after his seven-day stint on the bereavement list expired. Byrnes said the club requested 30 days on the restricted list but added the length of Schoeneweis' absence from the team was uncertain.

"We'll just continue to talk to Scott and MLB about the realistic timeframe," Byrnes said. "Return-to-work issues seem a little ridiculous at this point."

Schoeneweis and his wife celebrated their 10th anniversary in January and had three children together. Gabrielle Schoeneweis also had a daughter before she married the reliever.

Authorities have not determined a cause of death for Gabrielle Schoeneweis, 39, who was found dead in the couple's home in suburban Fountain Hills. Several Diamondbacks and team officials attended her funeral Monday.

Hinch said the Diamondbacks had no definite plan for the pitcher's return to the active roster.

"Obviously, we'll do anything for him to support him," Hinch said. "Happy to see his face and have him come in to kind of his second home here in the clubhouse."

Hinch said Schoeneweis planned to speak to the media after he is activated.

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