Scott Diamond allows six runs for second-straight start
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) Twins starting pitcher Scott Diamond surrendered six runs against the Red Sox Saturday en route to his fourth loss of the season. He allowed eight hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings with a strike out.
It was Diamond's second-straight six-run outing, pushing his ERA from 3.03 to 4.99 over his last 10 innings. He'll face the Tigers Thursday.
Scott Diamond hit hard vs. O's
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Twins starting pitcher Scott Diamond was hit hard and he suffered his third loss of the season Sunday afternoon against the Orioles.
Diamond (3-3) allowed three home runs, including a two-run shot to Chris Davis in the first and a solo shot by Adam Jones in the third. The left-hander was charged with six runs and nine hits over 5 2/3 innings in the 6-0 loss. He walked three and did not strike out a batter in 100 pitches, 62 for strikes.
Diamond, who's ERA is 4.08, is scheduled to make his next start Saturday at home against Boston. He pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed three hits against the Red Sox May 7.
Scott Diamond goes seven strong vs. Red Sox
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Twins starting pitcher Scott Diamond turned in a stellar performance as he picked up his third win of the season Tuesday night against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Diamond, who made his fifth start of the season, fired seven scoreless inning and surrendered just four hits in a 6-1 victory. He struck out two and did not issue a walk in 96 pitches, 68 strikes.
Diamond has allowed two runs or fewer in three of his last four starts. He has watched his ERA shrink from 4.35 to 3.03 over that span.
The left-hander is scheduled to start Sunday at home against Baltimore. He allowed five runs and nine hits over six innings in his lone outing against the Orioles in 2012. Diamond is 0-2 with a 5.91 ERA at Target Field this season.
Scott Diamond silences Detroit bats for second win
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Twins starting pitcher Scott Diamond kept Detroit hitters in check for six innings, leading Minnesota to a 6-2 win Wednesday. Perkins (2-2) was tagged for two runs on four hits and one walk, while striking out three.
Diamond kept Detroit off the scoreboard for five innings before the Tigers plated their only runs on an RBI single from Torii Hunter and an RBI double from Miguel Cabrera in the sixth inning. Diamond lowered his ERA from 4.32 to 3.97.
Diamond's next scheduled start is for Tuesday at Boston. Diamond has never faced the Red Sox in his career.
Scott Diamond allows 12 hits but nets quality start
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Twins starting pitcher Scott Diamond was touched up by the Rangers for 12 hits Friday night but still pulled off the quality start, giving up three earned runs in 6 1/3 innings while striking out four and walking none.
Diamond took the loss after his team went scoreless until the ninth inning, falling short of rallying from four runs down. He has a 4.32 ERA and a matchup the Tigers Wedneday in Detroit.
Scott Diamond picks up win over White Sox
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Twins starter Scott Diamond got the win Sunday over the White Sox to move to 1-1 on the season.
Diamond allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks against five strikeouts. The most impressive stat for Diamond was 12 swinging strikes in 96 pitches, a sharp 12.5 percent rate. He owns a 4.35 ERA after two starts.
Twins push entire rotation back
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) The Minnesota Twins had to push back their rotation Wednesday as the game against the Angels was postponed due to inclement weather, MLB.com reports. Vance Worley, expected to pitch Wednesday, will move back to Friday against Chicago after Thursday's off day.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Twins starter Scott Diamond made his season debut against the Mets Saturday afternoon.
Diamond, who was activated from the disabled list prior to the game, cruised through the first four innings before running into trouble in the fifth. He surrendered a solo home run to Marlon Byrd and allowed three more runs to score in the fifth. The left-hander was charged with four runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings of work as he suffered his first loss of the season. He also struck out one and did not issue a walk in 78 pitches, 46 for strikes.
Diamond will try to get back on track Friday on the road against the White Sox. He went 1-3 with a 5.70 ERA in four starts against the White Sox last season.
Scott Diamond activated for start
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) The Twins activated starter Scott Diamond to pitch against the Mets Saturday. Diamond came off the disabled list and will make his first start since returning from surgery on his left elbow.
Diamond said he is not limited and can throw 100 pitches, if needed. He had a 3.54 ERA over 27 starts before being shut down last year.
Scott Diamond expects no limitations for first start
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) Twins starting pitcher Scott Diamond is ready to take the mound Saturday, his first start of the season since returning from surgery on his left elbow.
Diamond, who put up a 3.54 ERA in 27 starts before being shut down, told reporters he does not think he will be limited in his start against the Mets. Diamond said he can throw 100-plus pitches tomorrow if the team needs him to, after having thrown 82 pitches in his final rehab start earlier in the week.
Diamond is set to start against the Mets, who currently ranks seventh in the majors in runs scored with 49 through nine games.
Scott Diamond cleared for Saturday return
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Twins starter Scott Diamond has cleared all hurdles and his next stop will be taking the mound for a start at Target Field Saturday against the Mets, MLB.com reports.
Diamond, who is coming back from left elbow surgery, pitched a side session Wednesday to complete his comeback with no complications.
"Everything went good," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of Diamond's side session. "He should be flying to Minnesota and hopefully he'll beat the snow."
Diamond will try to pick up where he left off in 2012 when he had a 3.54 ERA over 27 starts and led the Minnesota staff with 173 innings pitched with a 12-9 record.
"He led by example," Gardenhire said. "Scotty studies the game and prepares very well for the opposing team. He got us deep into games and won his fair share of them. He stepped up and did a real nice job for us. You have to be able to work both sides of the plate and Scotty does that."
Scott Diamond has one hurdle left
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Twins starter Scott Diamond has one more remaining hurdle before he's cemented into starting Friday against the Mets, reports MLB.com Monday. Diamond must complete a bullpen session Wednesday in Fort Myers, Fla.
If that checks out, Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Monday that Diamond, coming back from left elbow surgery, should return for the Friday start.
"Diamond is on schedule," Ryan said. The 26-year-old Diamond had a 3.54 ERA over a team-high 173 innings last year.
Scott Diamond set for Friday start
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) Twins pitcher Scott Diamond, on the 15-day disabled list, made his final rehab start for Class A Fort Myers on Sunday. He allowed four runs on six hits over five innings of work. The left-hander also struck out three with no walks while throwing 82 pitches, 54 for strikes.
Twins general manager Terry Ryan told MLB.com that Diamond didn't have any health issues in the outing.
Diamond, who is recovering from elbow surgery, is expected to come off the DL and start Friday's contest against the Mets.
Scott Diamond remains on track
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Twins starting pitcher Scott Diamond was back on the mound in extended spring training Tuesday, as he continues to recover from surgery to remove bone spurs in his elbow.
Diamond threw 70 pitches over five innings in a rehab start, and reported no issues with his elbow. According to the Star-Tribune, Diamond will head to Class A Fort Myers Sunday, assuming he suffers no setbacks in the next few days. Diamond remains on track to return to the majors April 12, when he will rejoin the rotation.
Keep Scott Diamond stashed in deep leagues
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (4/2/2013)Scott Diamond has started the season on the 15-day disabled list, as he recovers from surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow, and owners have responded by landing him on the Most Dropped list. Not only is Diamond expected to return to the Twins' rotation in Fantasy Week 2 (April 8-14), but when he does come back, he may make owners wish they held on to him.
In my Draft Prep column on contact pitchers, I identified Diamond as the starting pitcher who could be most likely to "pull a Kyle Lohse," which is to say he could have solid value in standard mixed leagues despite a lack of strikeouts. He is owned in only 13 percent of the leagues on CBSSports.com, and at the very least, he should be stashed in a large proportion of deeper mixed leagues.
Scott Diamond continues to make progress
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/28/2013) Twins starting pitcher Scott Diamond, who is recovering from surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow, threw 65 pitches in a minor-league game Thursday. He's expected to make two more outings before his return April 12.
Twins place Scott Diamond on 15-day DL
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013) The Twins have officially placed starter Scott Diamond on the 15-day DL. The decision was a formality as Diamond rehabilitates from surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow. Diamond is expected to join the rotation April 12.
Scott Diamond to pitch minor-league game Saturday
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013)Scott Diamond will pitch in his second minor-league game of the season Saturday as he works his way back from offseason surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow. It will be his second game of spring training; so far, he remains on track to join the Twins' rotation on April 12 after a short DL stint to begin the season.
Scott Diamond stays on schedule
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/18/2013) Twins starting pitcher Scott Diamond remains on track to join the rotation on April 12, less than two weeks after the season opener. The left-hander threw 24 pitches over two innings in a minor-league game on Monday without any reported issues. Diamond has been recovering from offseason surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow.
Scott Diamond nearing spring action
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/16/2013) Twins starter Scott Diamond continues to recover from elbow surgery in January during which bone chips were removed, reports MLB.com.
He threw live batting practice on Thursday for the second time this spring and hopes to make his spring debut in a minor-league game Monday.
"Just being able to get back out on the mound for the first time in a game situation without an L-screen in front of me, I think it's going to feel like everything is catching up again," Diamond said Saturday.
Diamond, 26, made 27 starts for Minnesota last year and pitched to a 3.54 ERA and 12-9 record. He should be unavailable for the first week or so in the regular season and may begin the year on the disabled list. He should be ready for action by April 12, when the Twins play the Mets at Target Field.
Scott Diamond finally faces hitters
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013)The Star Tribune reports Twins pitcher Scott Diamond faced hitters Thursday for the first time since having bone chips removed from his elbow in January. Diamond remains on track to make his spring debut Monday and perhaps only miss a few weeks at the start of the season. "It's that time in the process of rehab -- they're ready to go, at least get on the mound and throw some," general manager Terry Ryan said. "Diamond is farther along, because he threw to hitters, but it's good to see."
Diamond throws live BP
(3/12/2013) MLB.com reports Twins pitcher Scott Diamond threw live batting practice for the first time this spring on Monday. Diamond, who is coming off of elbow surgery, is scheduled to make his first Grapefruit League start on March 18. "Diamond threw and everything went well," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He threw eight minutes to hitters. Everything came out good."
Diamond sets a timeline
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/6/2013) Twins pitcher Scott Diamond told reporters Wednesday that he expects to make his spring training debut March 18 against the Marlins. He has been limited to bullpen sessions so far in camp, after having a bone chip removed from his left elbow in the offseason. It is not yet clear whether Diamond will be ready for the start of the regular season.
Diamond throws first bullpen
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/2/2013) Twins pitcher Scott Diamond threw his first bullpen session Thursday and expects to throw another Sunday, reports MLB.com. Diamond, who had a bone chip removed from his left elbow in December, will throw 45 pitches Sunday after the 30 he threw Thursday went well. "Everything felt awesome," Diamond said. "Mechanically, everything is getting back in sync. It wasn't the sharpest, but it was only the first one of the year. But everything went well and I'm feeling strong. Everything is starting to get back."
Diamond to throw bullpen
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/27/2013) Minnesota starting pitcher Scott Diamond (elbow) is slated to throw his first bullpen of the spring on Thursday, reports MLB.com. Diamond, who is coming off December elbow surgery, is a little behind schedule right now.
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/20/2013) FOX Sports reports Twins general manager Terry Ryan said starting pitcher Scott Diamond, who is coming off December elbow surgery, is a "tad behind" in his recovery and might not be ready for opening day. MLB.com reports Diamond was scheduled to throw off a mound for a second straight day Wednesday.
Diamond unhappy with session
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/16/2013) Minnesota pitcher Scott Diamond, who has been pleased with the progress he's made in his rehab from having a bone chip removed from his elbow, was not happy with his flat-ground session Saturday, reports MLB.com. Diamond said the ball wasn't coming out as sharp, though he hopes for better results Sunday. "It's still my goal to be ready for opening day," Diamond said. "But today wasn't the best day for the ball coming out -- yesterday was better -- so I'm just trying to take it one day at a time and be patient with it."
Diamond to test elbow on mound
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/12/2013) Twins starting pitcher Scott Diamond, who underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone chip from his elbow in December, is throwing from 120 feet and aims to throw off a mound next week. Diamond told reporters Tuesday he's optimistic he will be ready for the start of the season, but he said it's hard to predict until he throws off the mound.
Diamond questionable for opener
(2/8/2013)The Star Tribune reported on Friday that Twins pitcher Scott Diamond has begun his throwing program but the left-hander might not be ready for opening day. Diamond underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone chip from his elbow in December.
Surgery puts tarnish on Diamond
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (12/21/2012) The Twins announced Friday that starting pitcher Scott Diamond had arthroscopic surgery earlier this week to remove a bone chip from his elbow, but he is expected to be ready for the start of spring training. Diamond posted a 12-9 record and 3.54 ERA in 27 starts during his first full season last year as he paced the staff with 173 innings. The left-hander also recorded a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 90-to-31 with one shutout.