Diamondbacks’ Ian Kennedy cuts finger washing dishes, scratched from start
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy has been scratched from his scheduled start on Monday after cutting his right index finger while washing dishes, according to azcentral.com’s Nick Piecoro.
The right-hander said he was cleaning a knife when he suffered a laceration on the inside of the finger, according to FOXSportsArizona.com’s Jack Magruder.
Manager Kirk Gibson said Kennedy threw a bullpen session with a band-aid on the finger on Saturday after suffering the injury earlier in the week.
The D-backs will call up top prospect Tyler Skaggs to start Game 1 of the team’s doubleheader against the Rangers on Monday. Kennedy’s next start will be pushed back to Friday, as the team hopes he will avoid the disabled list.
Kennedy is 2-3 this season with a 4.70 ERA.
The 21-year-old Skaggs, Baseball America’s No. 13 prospect, has struggled in Triple-A, posting a 5.23 ERA, though he has struck out 54 batters in 51.2 innings. He posted a 5.83 ERA in his only six major-league starts last season.