One of the Diamondbacks' top rivals for the National League West Division title will be without its top hitter for the remainder of the season, but D-backs manager Kirk Gibson doesn't think that's punishment enough.
In the wake of the positive test for performance enhancing substances by San Francisco outfielder Melky Cabrera, Gibson said "much stricter" penalties are needed.
"Part of me says that all right, enough already, we've made a commitment to stopping that kind of activity and we still have people trying to fool the system. Maybe we should consider a much stricter penalty," Gibson said in a media session recorded by FOX Sports Arizona's Todd Walsh prior to Wednesday night's game in St. Louis.
"The majority of the people in this game care about the integrity of the game. We're all committed to that, cleaning it up. And obviously it's not enough to thwart it. It continues."
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