SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A strong spring has won Barry Enright a spot in the Arizona Diamondbacks' starting rotation.
"Enright's in the rotation," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said as he left the interview room following Monday night's game against the Dodgers. "We'll talk more about it tomorrow."
Entering camp it looked like the D-backs had three set starters in Joe Saunders, Ian Kennedy and Daniel Hudson. Saunders, though, has struggled, and he also missed time due to the flu, and it is not certain whether he has a lock on a rotation spot at this point.
Gibson had previously said only that Kennedy would start on Opening Day and Hudson would start the following game.
With Enright in the rotation, that means there is still one spot up for grabs, or two, if Saunders is not already in it. Armando Galarraga and Aaron Heilman are the other pitchers vying for a spot.
Zach Duke, who was initially in the competition, suffered a broken hand earlier in camp and will miss at least the first month of the regular season.
Enright has a 2.65 ERA in five games this spring.