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Updated Feb 25, 2013 - 9:29 pm

Diamondbacks rotation begins to take shape

Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson announced that Ian Kennedy will be the Opening Day starter on April 1 when the team faces the St. Louis Cardinals.

The six-year veteran had a 15-12 record with a 4.02 ERA in 2012, but went 21-4 with a 2.88 ERA in 2011.

Following Kennedy will be Trevor Cahill, Wade Miley and Brandon McCarthy in that order, according to Gibson.

Cahill put together a 13-12 record with a 3.78 ERA in his first year as a D-back in 2012.

Miley led all D-backs starters with 16 wins and a 3.33 ERA as a rookie last season.

In Oakland, McCarthy started the 2012 season with a 8-6 record and 3.24 ERA for the A’s before a season-ending concussion put him out in September.

The fifth spot in the rotation is still up for grabs between Randall Delgado, Tyler Skaggs and Patrick Corbin.


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