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Scott Diamond | Relief Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/30/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Scott Diamond has accepted an assignment to Triple-A Rochester.
Diamond was designated for assignment by the Twins earlier this week and passed through waivers without being claimed. The 27-year-old will serve as rotation depth in the minors. Mar 29 - 11:34 AM

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Twins sent LHP Scott Diamond outright to Triple-A Rochester.

Diamond was placed on waivers by the Twins on Wednesday and made it through without drawing a claim. He had a rough 5.43 ERA in 131 innings last season and will only be an emergency starter in 2014.
Mar 27 - 2:52 PM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Twins have placed left-hander Scott Diamond on waivers.

Diamond, who is out of options, lost out to Kyle Gibson for the final spot in Minnesota's rotation. The 27-year-old has enjoyed some success in the past, but he's coming off an awful 5.43 ERA and 52/36 K/BB ratio over 131 innings last season.
Mar 26 - 3:06 PM

Scott Diamond yielded two runs and four hits in two innings of relief Tuesday against the Rays.

Diamond is one of the Twins pitchers out of options and battling for a roster spot, whether it's the lone rotation opening or a place in middle relief. He seems like a long shot to make the club, but as much as he struggled last season, he might clear waivers anyway.
Mar 11 - 4:10 PM

Scott Diamond allowed four runs on nine hits, including three home runs, over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.

Diamond was victimized by Tigers hitters for three home runs and all four runs in the fourth inning, as Victor Martinez, Omar Infante and Austin Jackson took him deep. The lefty walked just one while striking out three. The loss dropped him to 6-12 with a 5.54 ERA this season, and he's in line for another rough afternoon in the Twins' season finale against the Indians on Sunday.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 11:58:00 PM

Despite not recording a strikeout, Scott Diamond picked up a win Wednesday after allowing three runs in 6 1/3 innings versus the White Sox.

Diamond, who spent most of August in the minors, has struck out a total of five batters in his last six major league starts dating back to July 7. He did OK today, but there's a reason he's 6-11 with a 5.54 ERA on the season. He doesn't necessarily need a big strikeout rate to survive, but he has to do better than this.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 05:19:00 PM

Scott Diamond was chased after giving up five runs (four earned) over 4 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Athletics.

Diamond gave up six hits and two walks while striking out just one batter. The Twins were optimistic that Diamond regained his confidence while he was down in the minors, but it wasn't apparent Thursday. He's expected to finish the season in the rotation, but shouldn't be an option in most fantasy leagues.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 04:14:00 PM

The Twins believe Scott Diamond regained his confidence during his time with Triple-A roster.

"Confidence was the big thing when we sent him down, and he's definitely confident right now," Twins manager Gardenhire said. This is a convenient narrative, but anybody who watched Diamond earlier this season could see he'd tense up and get frustrated if an inning started to go south. Crooked numbers littered scoreboards and Diamond was demoted with a 5-10 record and a 5.52 ERA in 20 starts. "I had started overcomplicating things, putting a lot of pressure on myself," Diamond said. "Just trying to make that perfect pitch every time." Diamond, who went on to post a 2.40 ERA at Triple-A Rochester, is a classic Twins finesse lefty who excelled as a rookie in 2011 using a smoke-and-mirrors approach. He's a long-term back-of-the-rotation starter. The Twins have moved to a six-man rotation to accommodate him and Diamond will start on Thursday against the A's.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 09:19:00 AM

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire announced that the team will finish the season with a six-man rotation.

Scott Diamond is scheduled to rejoin the rotation, while Cole De Vries is bullpen bound. Diamond, recalled from the minors on Sunday night, was dreadful earlier this season in Minnesota's rotation. He went 5-10 with a 5.52 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 45/31 K/BB ratio over 107 2/3 innings.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 04:41:00 PM

Twins recalled RHP Scott Diamond from Triple-A Rochester.

The 27-year-old southpaw struggled through 20 starts with the Twins before his demotion in August, posting a 5-10 record, 5.52 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 45/31 K/BB ratio over 107 2/3 innings. It’s unclear if he’ll be utilized as a starter or a long man in the bullpen the remainder of the season.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 05:06:00 PM

Twins optioned LHP Scott Diamond to Triple-A Rochester.

It's about time. Diamond was likely given some extra leash after what he did last season, but he has been a complete mess since offseason elbow surgery, posting a 5.52 ERA over 19 starts this year. The southpaw will attempt to get back on track in the minors.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 04:44:00 PM

Scott Diamond was tagged for seven runs (six earned) over five innings in a loss to the Royals on Thursday.

Ugly. Diamond gave up nine hits and three walks (one intentional) while striking out only one batter. This is the fifth time he has allowed six earned runs in a start this season, increasing his ERA to an obscene 5.52. He shouldn't be anywhere near your fantasy roster.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 04:14:00 PM

Scott Diamond allowed six runs -- five earned -- on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings Sunday as the Twins fell to the Indians.

He struck out none and walked three. Diamond may have frustrated Minnesota for the last time in a while this afternoon, as former Twins manager Tom Kelly openly questioned Diamond's status in the starting rotation on the telecast. The minors or the bullpen may be next for the Canadian, who fell to 5-9 with a 5.53 ERA.
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 05:47:00 PM

Scott Diamond tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings Friday against the Yankees before leaving after a rain delay.

Diamond gave up just one hit, but walked three batters and threw just 37 out of 65 pitches for strikes. Ryan Pressly replaced him when play resumed, but he probably wasn't going to last much longer in this one even if there wasn't a rain delay. After posting a 3.54 ERA through 27 starts last season, Diamond will head into the All-Star break with a 5.32 ERA and 1.52 WHIP through 17 starts this year.
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 12:04:00 AM

Scott Diamond was doomed by a rough fifth inning in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays, allowing six runs on eight hits and four walks over five innings.

Diamond wasn't sharp throughout the afternoon, but the house of cards finally collapsed during a four-run fifth inning which included a solo home run off the bat of Jose Reyes and Rajai Davis' three-run bomb. Diamond struck out just one and surrendered three long flies. The left-hander has allowed four runs or more in five of his last six starts. Ignore Diamond (5-8, 5.52 ERA) in all formats at this point.
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 04:45:00 PM

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