Found May 27, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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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 approach." 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. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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