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  1. Released by the Twins, Scott Diamond signs with the Reds

    Jul 16, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Scott Diamond Getty

    Last season Scott Diamond was supposed to be the Twins’ Opening Day starter, but instead the left-hander began the year on the disabled list while recovering from offseason surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow.

  2. Twins monitoring free agent left-hander Joe Saunders

    Mar 1, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT

    Joe Saunders AP

    Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com reports that the Twins are monitoring the situation of free agent left-hander Joe Saunders and could be interested in signing him if he is willing to take “a minimal deal.” Saunders made $6.5 million with the Mariners last season, but he struggled to find much interest over the winter after putting…

  3. Report: Twins sign Phil Hughes for $24 million over three years

    Nov 30, 2013, 11:13 PM EDT

    Phil Hughes

    Phil Hughes will join Ricky Nolasco in a rebuilt Twins rotation, according to La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, agreeing to a three-year, $24 million contract on Saturday. Hughes, the winter’s youngest free agent at age 27, is coming off a rough season in which he went 4-14 with a 5.19 ERA…

  4. Report: Twins chasing Bronson Arroyo for rotation

    Nov 12, 2013, 11:10 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Cincinnati Reds

    The Twins might be about to make one of the biggest free agent splashes in their franchise history. Yes, Bronson Arroyo could be coming to town. Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that talks are heating up between the two sides and that the Twins have been examining Arroyo’s medical records. That seems…

  5. Indians win, Rangers win, Rays lose as AL Wild Card intrigue grows

    Sep 28, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Minnesota Twins

    The Indians won their ninth consecutive game this afternoon against the Twins, moving into the first of two AL Wild Card slots. They have now won 19 of 24 games since September 3, doing anything and everything necessary to secure themselves the opportunity to advance from the Wild Card play-in game. Starter Scott Kazmir was…

  6. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 19, 2013, 7:12 AM EDT

    Chris Davis

    Orioles 5, Red Sox 3: Chris Davis with a two-run single in the 12th to win the game. Wei-Yin Chen gave up 11 hits but someone only three runs in five and two-thirds. Baltimore remains one back in the wild card. The Sox’ magic number for the division remains at three. Braves 5, Nationals 2: They’re…

  7. Scott Diamond beats White Sox, pulls off an interesting feat

    Sep 18, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v Chicago White Sox

    Scott Diamond defeated the White Sox on Wednesday without recording a single strikeout in 6 1/3 innings. And that’s fairly unusual, if hardly unique. He’s the sixth starter this year to win a game without striking out a batter, joining Jeff Locke, Jeremy Guthrie, Jake Westbrook, Kyle Lohse and Joe Kelly. What is far more…

  8. Twins send down Aaron Hicks, Scott Diamond

    Aug 1, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

    Aaron Hicks

    Let’s face it: most of the good news for the Twins this year has come from the minors, as Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano have emerged as two of the game’s top five prospects. What’s happened with the major league club has been mostly bad. That’s especially the case with Scott Diamond, the team’s best…

  9. David Ortiz hits two homers, drives in six as Red Sox drub the Twins

    May 18, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

    david ortiz getty

    Even at the age of 37 and less than a year separated from an Achilles injury, David Ortiz can still hit with the best of them. The slugger entered tonight’s game against the Twins with a .999 OPS, including five home runs and 23 RBI in 98 trips to the plate. Since joining the club…

  10. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 8, 2013, 6:50 AM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning of their MLB Inter League baseball game at CitiField in New York

    Mets 1, White Sox 0: For as good a pitcher as Matt Harvey is, something is clearly wrong with him given that he did not get the win in this game. The object of the game is to win it, Matt. You clearly lack The Will to Win, as I’m sure Hawk Harrelson mentioned during…

  11. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 2, 2013, 6:57 AM EDT

    Mets Marlins Baseball

    Mets 7, Marlins 6:  Jordany Valdespin hit a pinch-hit three run homer in the sixth to put the Mets up to stay, breaking their six game losing streak. But Terry Collins is on the hot seat! No he isn’t! Yes he is! She’s my daughter! [slap] My sister! [slap!] My daughter … Nationals 2, Braves 0: The Nats finally…

  12. Twins place Cole De Vries on DL, call up Pedro Hernandez

    Apr 5, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v Kansas City Royals

    Cole De Vries was supposed to sub for the injured Scott Diamond in the Twins’ rotation, but now he’s headed to the disabled list with a strained forearm. Minnesota will call up Pedro Hernandez to start in De Vries’ place Sunday against the Orioles. De Vries held his own after being thrown into the Twins’…

  13. Twins name Vance Worley as Opening Day starter

    Mar 27, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT

    Vance Worley

    Would-be Opening Day starter Scott Diamond is beginning the season on the disabled list with an elbow injury, so the Twins announced that Vance Worley will get the Game 1 assignment. Worley, who was acquired from the Phillies along with prospect Trevor May in a trade for center fielder Ben Revere this offseason, has a…

  14. Twins send WBC hero Samuel Deduno to minors

    Mar 26, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Samuel Deduno

    Samuel Deduno starred for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, beating the United States and Puerto Rico in back-to-back starts, the latter of which won the tournament championship. And now he’s headed to the minors. He was in line to potentially begin the season as the Twins’ fifth starter because Scott Diamond is…

  15. Samuel Deduno sidelined with groin injury suffered during the World Baseball Classic

    Mar 23, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT

    Samuel Deduno

    Hanley Ramirez wasn’t the only player who suffered an injury during the World Baseball Classic championship game. Samuel Deduno, who tossed five scoreless innings on Tuesday to lead the Dominican Republic to the title, has been scratched from his scheduled Grapefruit League start on Sunday due to groin tightness. He first felt the symptoms while…

  16. 2013 Preview: Minnesota Twins

    Mar 22, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Rick Anderson, Ron Gardenhire

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Today: the Minnesota Twins. The Big Question: Did the Twins do enough to improve their AL-worst rotation? After a decade-long run as…

  17. Twins place would-be Opening Day starter Scott Diamond on disabled list

    Mar 22, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    Scott Diamond Getty

    Scott Diamond was in line to start Opening Day for the Twins, but instead he’ll begin the season on the disabled list. Diamond had a bone chip removed from his elbow in December and at the time the Twins insisted he’d be fully healthy for spring training, but setbacks followed and now Diamond is aiming…

  18. Scott Diamond will begin the season the disabled list

    Mar 18, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Scott Diamond Getty

    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…

  19. Coming off elbow surgery, Scott Diamond might not be ready for Opening Day

    Feb 8, 2013, 9:58 PM EDT

    Scott Diamond Getty

    When left-hander Scott Diamond had surgery in December to remove a bone chip from his throwing elbow, it was expected that he would be ready for spring training. However, it appears that he is running behind schedule. LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes that while Diamond has begun his throwing program, it’s…

  20. Braves prospect Billy Bullock suspended 50 games

    Dec 21, 2012, 3:31 PM EDT

    billy bullock

    Braves pitching prospect Billy Bullock has been suspended 50 games following a second violation of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program for a “drug of abuse.” Bullock was Minnesota’s second-round pick in 2009 out of the University of Florida, but the Twins traded him to the Braves for the ability to keep Rule…

  21. Scott Diamond had elbow surgery to remove bone chip

    Dec 21, 2012, 1:28 PM EDT

    Scott Diamond Getty

    As if the Twins’ rotation wasn’t in rough enough shape already, presumptive Opening Day starter Scott Diamond recently underwent surgery to remove a bone chip from his elbow. General manager Terry Ryan said today that Diamond will not pitch for Canada in the World Baseball Classic, but is expected to be ready for spring training.…

  22. Twins set to sign Mike Pelfrey for $4 million

    Dec 16, 2012, 7:52 PM EDT

    Mike Pelfrey

    CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman is reporting that the Twins and Mike Pelfrey have come to terms on a one-year deal worth $4 million. The deal includes $1.5 million in incentives for the rehabbing right-hander. The soon-to-be 29-year-old Pelfrey had a 2.29 ERA in three starts for the Mets last season before undergoing Tommy John surgery. He…

  23. Mike Trout is unanimous AL Rookie of the Year winner

    Nov 12, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    There’s plenty of room for debate when it comes to this year’s BBWAA awards, but there was one certainly; despite an historically awesome crop of competitors, Mike Trout would win American League Rookie of the Year honors in a landslide. The official announcement came Monday, with Trout claiming the top spot on all 28 ballots.…

  24. My MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year picks

    Oct 5, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Here are my picks for the MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards for each league. Obviously, these are all for fun. I’m not a BBWAA member and do not have ballots for any of these awards. Feel free to flame away. AL MVP 1. Mike Trout 2. Miguel Cabrera 3. Robinson Cano 4.…

  25. Scott Diamond drops appeal, starts serving suspension

    Aug 29, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Scott Diamond Getty

    As expected, Twins left-hander Scott Diamond has dropped the appeal of his six-game suspension for throwing at Josh Hamilton and will begin serving his punishment tonight. Diamond was just waiting until making his scheduled start last night, at which point he could serve the six-game suspension and basically just push his next start back a…

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