PITTSBURGH -- D-backs manager Kirk Gibson does not plan on removing right-hander Barry Enright from the starting rotation, despite his late season slide. Over his past three outings, Enright has surrendered 17 runs in 12 2/3 innings.
Gibson noted that Enright has pitched more innings this year, but doesn't feel that he has to be shut down due to fatigue.
"I talked to him today," Gibson said. "There are certain things that, when you develop, you've got to learn how to deal with. Part of it is probably confidence, and he's not able to execute his pitches like he was earlier in the season.
"We got to find a way to get him through this, and he'll be better for it. The only way we would shut him down is if his shoulder was fatigued. He's tired, but he's not running in the training room and saying, 'I'm hanging.' He's thrown innings before. He's at 179 2/3 [innings pitched] right now, so that's well within 20 percent more [than last season]. He's well within the parameters. He'll be fine; he'll figure it out."