Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 7/13/12
CHICAGO -- The Diamondbacks on Friday finalized their starting rotation for the second half of the season, with rookie Trevor Bauer keeping a spot and Josh Collmenter returning to the bullpen to make room for Joe Saunders. D-backs manager Kirk Gibson announced the decision before the opener of a series with the Cubs. "We just think it's the way to go," Gibson said. "We want to keep Trevor in the rotation." Bauer, who is 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA in three starts since his June 28 call-up, will start the second game of the D-backs ' series with the Reds on Tuesday. Rookie left-hander Wade Miley will start Monday. Saunders is set to come off the disabled list Saturday for his first start since being scratched from a June 22 start due to left shoulder inflammation. With Saunders returning, the D-backs had to decide between Bauer and Collmenter for the last rotation spot. Gibson said shortly after Bauer's major league debut that the rookie was part of the team's rotation plan for the res...
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