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Diamondbacks' Merrill Kelly: Likely bound for rotationJune 30, 2020 | 02:33 AM

Kelly will likely claim a spot in the Diamondbacks' rotation after Mike Leake announced he will forgo playing in 2020, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. Leake had a spot in the rotation with the only issue of uncertainty being the wrist injury he suffered prior to spring training. The right-handed Kelly initially worked as a reliever during the spring but also prepared in case Leake wasn't ready for the original Opening Day. That preparation became moot as the pandemic-fueled delay gave Leake enough time to heal from his injury. Others lining up for the rotation behind Kelly are lefty Alex Young and righties Jon Duplantier and Taylor Clarke.
Source: CBS Sports

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