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Goldschmidt impressing Gibson with strength, defense

Goldschmidt impressing Gibson with strength, defense

Goldschmidt impressing Gibson with strength, defense
PHOENIX -- Despite being in the lineup for 33 consecutive games entering Sunday, D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt won't receive any days off any time soon.

"Not at this point, the way he takes care of himself, does he look tired to you?" D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "He's a little younger and I think he's good. I'm not saying I won't [rest him a day] but as of right now, no."

The 24-year-old hasn't missed a game since July 22. In 84 at-bats in August, Goldschmidt is hitting .262 with three homers, six doubles and 13 RBIs. The improvement in his defensive game, however, has been what's impressed Gibson the most.

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"He seems like he's got a lot of energy, he's not dragging, he wants to do it," Gibson said. "He's religiously out there working on his movements that he has to duplicate within the game so he can be better, quicker and have more range."

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