PHOENIX -- With a day off on Monday and Joe Saunders on the disabled list, the D-backs could move Ian Kennedy's next scheduled start from Friday to Thursday and still keep him on regular rest. But as of Sunday, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson is leaning against that.
"I don't think so, no," Gibson said when asked of the possibility of moving Kennedy up. "All along I want to leave them in turn. We have a streak of 13 games before the All-Star break and a streak of 20 games after the All-Star break, so I don't think this would be a smart time to move guys up if you have the ability to give them an extra day."
That means if things don't change, the D-backs will need to either call-up a pitcher from the Minors or use Josh Collmenter again for the spot start on Thursday in Atlanta.