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Scott Diamond will begin the season the disabled list

Mar 18, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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Initially when Scott Diamond had surgery in December to remove bone spurs from his elbow the Twins said he’d be recovered in plenty of time for the season, but setbacks followed and now the left-hander will begin the year on the disabled list.

Diamond is healthy enough to pitch in a minor-league game today and was clocked in the high-80s, but told reporters afterward that he’s aiming to make his regular season debut on April 12.

If healthy Diamond almost surely would have drawn the Opening Day start for the Twins, who’re now probably looking at Vance Worley facing Justin Verlander in Game 1.

In related news it’s going to be another long season in Minnesota, but at least it’s 18 degrees and snowing heavily here on March 18.

  1. zzalapski - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    I read HBT in part to harbor thoughts of baseball in springtime, not to be reminded of shoveling in winter. Thanks for nothing, Aaron.

    Fucking snow.

  2. asimonetti88 - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    man, tough go for the Twins.

  3. Kevin Gillman - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    No snow here in Canton, Ohio but it is 37 degrees, with rain. Snow is on its way….Yeah!!

    • JB (the original) - Mar 18, 2013 at 4:32 PM

      I used to live in Canton as a youth in ’75. Everyone there still Steelers fans?

      • Kevin Gillman - Mar 18, 2013 at 4:52 PM

        Unfortunately yes, but when the Browns were good in the 80’s, there were probably more Browns fans. Winning builds everything…LOL

    • azvikefan - Mar 19, 2013 at 9:17 AM

      No snow here in Phoenix. Sunny and mid 80’s all week.
      Wait..what is snow?

      • Kevin Gillman - Mar 19, 2013 at 12:32 PM

        White stuff that did hit around Arizona a few weeks ago…Haha. What is Phoenix like even in the summer? Eventually I am going to move to a warmer climate area, and was wondering if Arizona is a good place to live.

      • azvikefan - Mar 19, 2013 at 4:53 PM

        That cold front that dropped some snow around the valley, I missed it!. I was out of town.
        I like it here and I’ve lived here for 43 years. Smog is getting bad though. My advice is to visit here in Feb or March and again some summer. to try it.

      • Kevin Gillman - Mar 19, 2013 at 10:16 PM

        Yeah I will do that, my girlfriend has family that lives near Phoenix, so it’s a good excuse to visit them some winter. Thank you.

  4. dluxxx - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Minnesota: The land of 10,000 flakes.

  5. Ben - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Scott Diamond vs. Justin Verlander sounds like the punchline of some cosmic joke.

    • JB (the original) - Mar 18, 2013 at 4:28 PM

      If only we still had Cuddyer to throw out there for Opening Day…..

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