Dishwashing accident costs Diamondbacks’ Ian Kennedy

Arizona Diamondbacks starter Ian Kennedy against the Colorado Rockies.
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Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Ian Kennedy will miss his next start after cutting his right index finger while washing dishes last week.

Kennedy was scheduled to start one of the games Monday in a doubleheader against the Texas Rangers but will now be replaced by left-hander Tyler Skaggs, who will be recalled from triple-A Reno.

Arizona Manager Kirk Gibson said Kennedy cut his finger a couple of days ago and threw a bullpen session on Saturday with a bandage on it. He said the Diamondbacks considered several options that might allow Kennedy to pitch on Monday, including glue, but the team decided not to interfere with the healing process.



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