Found March 01, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- One of the lasting memories from the Diamondbacks final game of the NLDS in Milwaukee last October was Chris Youngs Willie Mays-replica, over-the-shoulder catch in deep center field that left Jerry Hairston Jr. staring in disbelief. He looked as if he wanted to file a protest. That play goes to the reason D-backs manager Kirk Gibson kept Young in the lineup despite a swing-wrecking wrist injury in Kansas City in June that greatly affected his hitting stroke throughout the second half of the season. Young is back to himself now, judging by the line drives he is hitting in early spring training, and the injury does not appear to be an issue any longer. Even back then, for the D-backs and their appreciative pitching staff, it was about the math. Twenty-seven outs are greater than four at-bats. "We all knew that he was hurt, but he was tough enough to try to go out there and grind it out," said 21-game winner Ian Kennedy. "For me, having him out i...
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