Found March 24, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- As spring training enters its final week Monday, the fifth spot in the Diamondbacks' starting rotation remains probably the team's biggest unanswered question. The competition between left-hander Patrick Corbin and right-hander Randall Delgado has, however, seen a bit of separation after the pair's back-to-back starts Friday and Saturday, and it appears Corbin is in prime position to win the job. For his part, Corbin feels he's done all he can to show the team he's worthy of the final rotation spot and isn't worrying too much about the looming decision. "My goal now is to get ready for the season," Corbin said after his start Friday night. "I feel I've done everything they've asked. I feel that if they pick me for that spot, I can go out there and compete." Against the Indians on Friday, Corbin allowed two runs on three hits over five innings. It was just his latest impressive showing. In 19 23 innings over...
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