ATLANTA -- Center fielder Chris Young was out of the D-backs starting for the second game in a row on Tuesday. Manager Kirk Gibson said he wanted to give Young a break to work through his slump.
"He's been grinding pretty hard, he's been searching for it," Gibson said. "I'm just kind of taking the initiative to slow him down a little bit."
Young is hitting .220 this season, and is 4-for-44 since June 10, which was his last multi-hit game.
Gibson said Young is available to pinch-hit, but he wants him to get away from leaving the ballpark with a negative feeling for a couple days.
"Every day he comes in, he works hard on the tee, he goes out and takes [batting practice], then he gets in the game and he hasn't had the success he wants," Gibson said. "He gets very disappointed. He really wears it hard. So then it kind of interrupts the progress he made before game time."