Twins send Aaron Hicks, Scott Diamond to Triple-A Rochester
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The fall is complete for Scott Diamond.
After yet another rough outing in Thursday's loss to the Kansas City Royals, the Minnesota Twins optioned Diamond to Triple-A Rochester. The left-hander allowed seven runs (six earned) on nine hits and three walks in just five innings, raising his ERA to 5.52.
"I was fearful of this actually happening so I think because of it I was just trying to do too much. I just haven't been pitching well. I haven't been executing," Diamond said after the game. "I haven't been putting hitters away. I just haven't stopped the bleeding."
In the aftermath, the Twins also demoted struggling centerfielder Aaron Hicks to Rochester. Hicks went 0-for-4, lowering his batting line to .192/.259/.338 on the season.
Oswaldo Arcia has been recalled to take one roster spot. It's possible Andrew Albers could take Diamond's place in the rotation.