MLB notes: Dish mishap sidelines D-Backs' Kennedy

Diamondbacks starting pitcher Ian Kennedy throws to the Cardinals at Chase Field in Phoenix, April...

Diamondbacks starting pitcher Ian Kennedy throws to the Cardinals at Chase Field in Phoenix, April 1, 2013. (RALPH D. FRESO/Reuters)

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Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Ian Kennedy found a way off dish duty over the weekend.

Unfortunately, the finger laceration he suffered while washing dishes will see him miss a start, according to Fox Sports Arizona.

The 28-year-old was scheduled to take the mound in Monday’s day-night doubleheader against the Texas Rangers, but will make way for Tyler Skaggs, who’s been called up from triple-A Reno.

In 10 starts this season, Kennedy is 2-3 with a 4.70 ERA and 50 strikeouts.

The Diamondbacks haven’t given any indication as to whether the 2011 NL wins leader will miss more than one start.

KEMP GETS BOOS

Boos rained down on Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp Saturday night as the club continues to battle through an early-season slump despite seeing their payroll skyrocket during the off-season.

Kemp, who entered the weekend hitting well below his career .293 batting average, left runners stranded in three consecutive trips to the plate, eventually leading to Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly pulling his all-star for tactical reasons in the seventh inning.

"It's tough because you don't want to take to switch one of your guys out but it was the only move I felt I had," Mattingly said.

Kemp was seen shouting on his way into the dugout, visibly frustrated with his output through the first few months of the season.

Through 47 games, Kemp’s hitting .261 with two home runs and 17 RBIs.

"It had been a bad day for me," Kemp said. "I didn't do much to help the team.

"That's how they feel. Let them do what they want to do."

YOUKILIS MOVES CLOSER

Kevin Youkilis returned to the New York Yankees clubhouse Sunday with a message for those in the room

"I feel good ... I feel healthy," Youkilis told reporters.

In his first season with the Yankees, Youkilis, 34, hasn’t played since being put on the 15-day disabled list with a lumbar spine strain in late April.

Youkilis played in an extended spring game Saturday and is slated to appear in another Monday.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi told the New Jersey Star-Ledger that his infielder could start appearing in minor-league games later this week.

"Hopefully I can get out there as soon as possible, but it's not in my control right now, " Youkilis said.

BRIEFLY

Los Angeles Angels righty Jered Weaver could be could return to the mound this week after being out since early April with a fractured elbow, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday … Boston Red Sox ace Clay Buchholz will miss a scheduled start Monday after suffering an injury in the area of his collar bone, according to MassLive.com. Red Sox manager John Farrell called the move precautionary.


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