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MLB Injury News:
The Arizona Diamondbacks have scratched right-handed
starting pitcher Ian Kennedy from today’s start due to a lacerated finger on
his throwing hand, pushing his next appearance back to Friday, according to
Tyler Emerick of MLB.com.
Kennedy suffered the injury while doing the dishes;
specifically while cleaning a knife.
"There's no cool story to it, it's kind of
embarrassing," said Kennedy with a smile. "I was cleaning a knife,
doing a nice thing for my wife, and it slipped. It stinks because it's
something I usually can control. It doesn't sound really tough that you cut
your hand and you can't do your job."
Manager Kirk Gibson said the team considered having Kennedy
pitch despite the injury, but he didn’t want to further the damage or cause it
to open while pitching.
"We considered having [Kennedy] go out and pitch, but
the healing probably wasn't where we wanted it," D-backs manager Kirk
Gibson said. "We didn't want to interrupt the healing process. If he broke
[the wound] it open again, we'd really be in a bind. We get an extra guy for
Monday -- we don't for his next start -- so we decided to take the conservative
Kennedy is 2-3 over 10 starts this season. The 28-year-old
has maintained an ERA and WHIP of 4.70 and 1.321 over 61 1/3 innings.
To replace Kennedy, the Diamondbacks have called up top
prospect Tyler Skaggs to take the mound today. Trevor Cahill will then pitch
the second game of the team’s double-header.
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