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LOS ANGELES -- In an attempt to be more consistent, right-hander Ian Kennedy worked on fine-tuning his mechanics Tuesday during his between-start bullpen session.

"Pretty much mechanical stuff," Kennedy said of what he thought was causing him to not be able to find the consistency he had in 2011 when he won 21 games. "Just getting back to things we've done in the past. Slowly bad habits start to creep in and they get bigger if you don't adjust them."

Manager Kirk Gibson said Monday that Kennedy had "gotten away from who he is."

Kennedy is hopeful that Tuesday's throwing session will start the process of getting him back.

"There's no quick fix to anything," Kennedy said. "It's just about getting back to making sure all the little points are good throughout the bullpen and not getting lazy about it."

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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