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Are D-backs considering sending Goldschmidt to minors?

Paul Goldschmidt entered the season as the Diamondbacks’
starting first baseman, a player the team hoped could man
the position for many years to come.

It seemed like a good plan, given that the 24-year-old had
batted .250 with eight home runs in just 156 at bats in
2011
after just crushing the ball in the minor leagues.

But as they say, even the best laid plans of mice and men
often go astray, and now the D-backs are faced with a
decision when it comes to their struggling first baseman,
who has just two home runs to go along with a .218
average.

Keep him in the majors, playing irregularly and struggling
when in the lineup, or send him to the minors in hopes he
can rediscover his swing and confidence before the season
is over?

D-backs GM Kevin Towers, as a guest on Arizona Sports
620’s Doug and Wolf, said he’s had discussions about the
topic with his coaching staff.