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Twins | More arm strength for Scott Diamond

Minnesota Twins SP Scott Diamond is showing more life on his fastball this spring, and he has 11 strikeouts in four spring starts so far. Diamond has been using a program that involves weighted balls and unconventional throwing exercises to help build arm strength, especially in his shoulder. "I'm not expecting it to be a huge increase," Diamond said of his arm strength. "I'm just expecting my consistency to be better. Last year it seemed like I wavered quite a bit." Diamond did drills during the offseason four times a week as part of the Velocity Plus plan, created by pitching guru Tom House. Diamond was hitting 88-90 mph for most of his outing Saturday, March 15, but the additional arm strength has helped him produce 12 swing-and-miss strikes out.

2014-03-15 16:21:12 | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Mike Berardino

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