Parra's search for steady work

How the Diamondbacks' outfielder won a Gold Glove and lost a starting job

Originally Published: June 30, 2012
By Noel Piñeiro Planas | ESPNDeportesLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It might seem illogical to the general population, but it is completely reasonable in the minds of the experts making the baseball decisions for the Arizona Diamondbacks: Gerardo Parra won a Gold Glove for the Diamondbacks in 2011, but he isn't a starter for them in 2012.

One of those experts -- none other than Arizona manager Kirk Gibson himself -- readily says that Parra still has the best defensive abilities on the team. And yet the player who started 117 games ...

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