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Halsey Joins Arizona's Rotation

Saturday, April 2, 2005; Page D09

Brad Halsey beat out Michael Gosling for the final spot in the Arizona Diamondbacks' rotation.

Halsey, acquired from the New York Yankees in the Randy Johnson trade, is to make his first start April 11 at home against Colorado.

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Gosling wound up an impressive spring by holding the Chicago Cubs' regulars to one run and five hits in four innings Thursday in a split-squad game. He will start the season as a long reliever.

Both are 24-year-old left-handers. Gosling had a 3.22 ERA in 22 1/3 innings to Halsey's 4.50 ERA in 22 innings.

Yesterday in Phoenix, Brandon Webb pitched six solid innings in his final tuneup for the season as the Diamondbacks roughed up Tim Wakefield in a 10-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

Luis Gonzalez and Tony Clark each drove in two runs to lead Arizona. Webb gave up two runs, six hits and two walks and struck out four. . . .

The Kansas City Royals placed third baseman Chris Truby and right-handed reliever Scott Sullivan on the disabled list.

Truby chipped a bone in his left wrist on March 4 and is out several weeks. Sullivan reported late to spring training with a back injury and did not play in any exhibition games.

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