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Updated: March 18th, 2013 8:17pm
Scott Diamond throws two innings, remains on track for mid-April

Scott Diamond throws two innings, remains on track for mid-April

by The Associated Press
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Minnesota Twins left-hander Scott Diamond remains on track to join the rotation on April 12, less than two weeks after the season opener.

Diamond threw 24 pitches over two innings in a minor league game on Monday -- his first outing of the spring.

Diamond has been recovering from offseason surgery to remove bone chips from the elbow.

The Twins will likely need a starter to replace Diamond for at least one trip through the rotation. Vance Worley, Mike Pelfrey and Kevin Correia all appear to be locks. Liam Hendriks, Cole De Vries, Samuel Deduno and P.J. Walters remain in the mix as well.

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