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Report: Twins release Scott Diamond to make room for May in Rochester

by Derek Wetmore, 1500ESPN.com Updated 13 months ago | 3030 reads

The Twins on Saturday released Scott Diamond to make room in Triple-A Rochester's rotation for Trevor May, according to Jim Mandelaro of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

 


May needed to be activated from the disabled list after recovering from a strained calf.

Diamond had a great season for the Twins in 2012, when the lefthander went 12-9 with a 3.54 ERA and a 90:31 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 173 innings. 

But he struggled mightily this season for the Red Wings. He was 4-7 with a 6.53 ERA in 17 appearances (15 starts) and a 47:22 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He allowed 109 hits, including 10 home runs in 80 innings. Triple-A opponents hit .328 off Diamond.

May will start Sunday for the Red Wings, according to Mandelaro, and appears to be a strong candidate for a second-half call-up to the Twins.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
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