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Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:18:12 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Ian Kennedy (leg), hit on the left leg by a comebacker on Saturday, March 16, said he was fine the next day and manager Kirk Gibson said Kennedy will make his next scheduled start.
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:15:59 -0700
In his battle to win a starting job in the rotation, Arizona Diamondbacks SP Tyler Skaggs has allowed 16 runs (11 earned) in 12 innings. He gave up five runs (two earned) on three hits and four walks in 2 2/3 innings on Saturday, March 16, against the San Diego Padres. Manager Kirk Gibson said Skaggs has "certainly pressed from the day he came in here" and that still might be thinking too much on the mound. "He's young and has a lot to learn," Gibson said. "If he goes through this, it'll be good for him in the end. He'll learn how to deal with it. But right now, he's just struggling. He's struggling. We'll get him turned around."
Wed, 06 Jun 2012 00:15:27 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson gave OF Justin Upton the night off Tuesday, June 5, and might not play him on Wednesday, June 6 to give Upton a mental break.
Mon, 21 May 2012 17:29:35 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said IF Ryan Roberts will fill a utility role for the team and will see time at second base moving forward.
Fri, 13 Apr 2012 01:35:18 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Jason Kubel hit in the second spot Thursday, April 12, marking the fourth different hitter manager Kirk Gibson has used this season in the second spot. In 100 plate appearances hitting second during his time with the Minnesota Twins, Kubel had a .344 average and .967 OPS. "I've done it a few times in front of (Joe) Mauer and did pretty well," Kubel said. "It worked out for the week or two weeks that we did it."
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 00:35:44 -0700
While Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson would like to work IF Geoff Blum into the mix at third base, Gibson reiterated 3B Ryan Roberts would see the majority of starts at third.
Wed, 22 Feb 2012 00:21:48 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks are working with OF Gerardo Parra to make sure he earns time in center field. OF Jason Kubel was signed to play left and will likely take time from Parra in that spot. When asked how he expects playing time to shake out with Kubel on board, manager Kirk Gibson said he "can't answer" the question. However, he intimated that he wants Parra to find his way into the lineup more often in center field. "I'd like to see him work on center field and be able to play all the positions," Gibson said. "He's very good on each corner. He isn't as good as we think he can be in center field."
Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:08:29 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson was named the National League Manager of the Year for the 2011 season.
Sat, 05 Nov 2011 11:10:49 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks have extended the contracts of most of the members of manager Kirk Gibson's coaching staff for an additional year. First base coach Eric Young, third base coach Matt Williams, bench coach Alan Trammell, bullpen coach Glenn Sherlock and pitching coach Charles Nagy had their contracts extended through the 2013 season. Hitting coach Don Baylor has not yet received an extension because he is managing a winter ball team in Venezuela and the Diamondbacks have been unable to contact him. However, general manager Kevin Towers said the team will extend Baylor's contract as soon as possible.
Thu, 03 Nov 2011 13:46:51 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to contract extensions for manager Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers Thursday, Nov. 3. Both Gibson and Towers were awarded three-year deals with team options for two additional years. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.