Diamondbacks pick Kennedy to start on opening day

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Arizona Diamondbacks starter Ian Kennedy pitches to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Dodgers' home opener baseball game Tuesday, April 13, 2010 in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) By REED SAXON Arizona Diamondbacks starter Ian Kennedy pitches to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Dodgers' home opener baseball game Tuesday, April 13, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) By REED SAXON

SCOTTSDALE Ariz. (AP) -- Ian Kennedy has been picked to start on opening day for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said Tuesday that Kennedy will pitch April 1 at Colorado.

The right-hander went 9-10 with a 3.80 ERA last season, his first with the Diamondbacks after coming over in a trade from the New York Yankees. He had 168 strikeouts and 70 walks in 32 starts.

The 26-year-old Kennedy is 10-14 with a 4.33 ERA in 44 career starts. He is 0-0 with a 7.88 ERA in three outings this spring.

Gibson also said Daniel Hudson, who is 1-1 with a 3.48 ERA in three appearances this spring, will be the Diamondbacks' No. 2 starter.