Sat, 29 Mar 2014 08:38:41 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Scott Diamond has accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Rochester.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:12:16 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Scott Diamond and OF Chris Parmelee cleared waivers and were outrighted to Triple-A Rochester Thursday, March 27.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:36:44 -0700
The Minnesota Twins placed SP Scott Diamond on waivers Wednesday, March 26.
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 16:21:12 -0700
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.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:27:01 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Scott Diamond is still in the mix for the final rotation spot, but he's allowed seven runs (three earned) and eight hits while walking three in four innings in his last two spring outings. "It's the fastball control right now," Diamond said. "I'm not getting pounded, and that's the frustrating thing. I need to change my approach a little bit. I need to be a little bit more aggressive. I'm still leaving balls up in the zone." Diamond is out of minor league options.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:23:53 -0700
Minnesota Twins SPs Samuel Deduno, Vance Worley, Scott Diamond and Kyle Gibson are competing for the No. 5 spot in the rotation, and assistant GM Rob Antony has said he doesn't believe there's a clear-cut front-runner. Deduno, Worley and Diamond don't have options remaining.
MLB.com reporter Rhett Bolinger believes Deduno appears to be the slight favorite because of his success in 2013 (3.83 ERA, 67 strikeouts and 41 walks in 108 innings). He appears to be healthy after having gone arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder last September, too. Manager Ron Gardenhire indicated that he'd like Deduno to make the club one way or another following the right-hander's three scoreless innings on Sunday, March 9. "He's filthy," Gardenhire remarked.
Fantasy Tip: Whoever wins this job is unlikely to have relevance in mixed leagues, but all of them have either produced the results or boasted the promise, or both, to be useful in them. Deduno and Gibson fit the bill most, but it's mostly AL-only managers who should be following them.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:01:39 -0700
There appears to be no clear-cut front-runner for the Minnesota Twins' final rotation spot between SPs Samuel Deduno, Vance Worley, Scott Diamond and Kyle Gibson, but Deduno may be the slight favorite because of his success last year. Deduno has looked healthy this spring after having arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder last September. Manager Ron Gardenhire indicated he'd like Deduno on the roster as either a starter or reliever this year. Worley is also healthy after having shoulder problems last year, and he's roughly 25 pounds lighter than 2013. Gibson might be on the outside looking in at the end of camp, because he still has minor league options left.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:43:26 -0800
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said the team won't settle on their fifth starter until much later this spring. SPs Scott Diamond, Vance Worley, Samuel Deduno and Kyle Gibson are competing for the job.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:06:48 -0800
Minnesota Twins SP Scott Diamond heads into spring training competing for a starting rotation spot this year. He'll be competing with SPs Samuel Deduno, Vance Worley and Kyle Gibson. Diamond is out of minor league options, like Deduno and Worley.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:16:23 -0700
The Minnesota Twins will move to a six-man starting rotation, with SP Scott Diamond entering the mix. SP Cole De Vries will pitch out of the bullpen.
Fantasy Tip: Diamond should only be an option for those that are truly desperate in AL-only leagues.