Gibson contemplating DH options for road trip

Gibson contemplating DH options for road trip

Gibson contemplating DH options for road trip
PHOENIX -- Once the D-backs finish their homestand on Sunday, they'll head on the road to face two American League teams in Texas and Anaheim.

D-backs manager Kirk Gibson, who is already known for mixing up his lineup regularly, will have more than a few options while his club is equipped with a designated hitter for the six games.

"It could be anybody on the bench," he said. "I was thinking about that on the way in. I haven't figured it out yet."

Last season, the D-backs used Willy Mo Pena as their primary DH while in AL ballparks. In nine such games, he hit three homers, drove in four and scored four times. Despite a plethora of options this season, Gibson didn't rule out one guy getting the majority of the starts.

"It could be like that," he said. "It's possible."

The other factors Gibson is contemplating revolve around health and pitching matchups.