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Reds signed LHP Scott Diamond to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Louisville.

Diamond was released by the Twins over the weekend after putting up a 6.52 ERA, a 1.638 WHIP, and 47 strikeouts in 80 innings for Triple-A Rochester. He'll give the Reds some rotation depth in the minors.

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Twins released LHP Scott Diamond.

Diamond had a 6.52 ERA, a 1.638 WHIP, and 47 strikeouts in 80 innings for Triple-A Rochester. The 27-year-old southpaw will look to sign with a new team.

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Scott Diamond has accepted an assignment to Triple-A Rochester.

Diamond was designated for assignment by the Twins earlier this week and passed through waivers without being claimed. The 27-year-old will serve as rotation depth in the minors.

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Twins sent LHP Scott Diamond outright to Triple-A Rochester.

Diamond was placed on waivers by the Twins on Wednesday and made it through without drawing a claim. He had a rough 5.43 ERA in 131 innings last season and will only be an emergency starter in 2014.

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Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Twins have placed left-hander Scott Diamond on waivers.

Diamond, who is out of options, lost out to Kyle Gibson for the final spot in Minnesota's rotation. The 27-year-old has enjoyed some success in the past, but he's coming off an awful 5.43 ERA and 52/36 K/BB ratio over 131 innings last season.

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Scott Diamond yielded two runs and four hits in two innings of relief Tuesday against the Rays.

Diamond is one of the Twins pitchers out of options and battling for a roster spot, whether it's the lone rotation opening or a place in middle relief. He seems like a long shot to make the club, but as much as he struggled last season, he might clear waivers anyway.

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Scott Diamond allowed four runs on nine hits, including three home runs, over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.

Diamond was victimized by Tigers hitters for three home runs and all four runs in the fourth inning, as Victor Martinez, Omar Infante and Austin Jackson took him deep. The lefty walked just one while striking out three. The loss dropped him to 6-12 with a 5.54 ERA this season, and he's in line for another rough afternoon in the Twins' season finale against the Indians on Sunday.

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Despite not recording a strikeout, Scott Diamond picked up a win Wednesday after allowing three runs in 6 1/3 innings versus the White Sox.

Diamond, who spent most of August in the minors, has struck out a total of five batters in his last six major league starts dating back to July 7. He did OK today, but there's a reason he's 6-11 with a 5.54 ERA on the season. He doesn't necessarily need a big strikeout rate to survive, but he has to do better than this.

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Scott Diamond was chased after giving up five runs (four earned) over 4 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Athletics.

Diamond gave up six hits and two walks while striking out just one batter. The Twins were optimistic that Diamond regained his confidence while he was down in the minors, but it wasn't apparent Thursday. He's expected to finish the season in the rotation, but shouldn't be an option in most fantasy leagues.

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The Twins believe Scott Diamond regained his confidence during his time with Triple-A roster.

"Confidence was the big thing when we sent him down, and he's definitely confident right now," Twins manager Gardenhire said. This is a convenient narrative, but anybody who watched Diamond earlier this season could see he'd tense up and get frustrated if an inning started to go south. Crooked numbers littered scoreboards and Diamond was demoted with a 5-10 record and a 5.52 ERA in 20 starts. "I had started overcomplicating things, putting a lot of pressure on myself," Diamond said. "Just trying to make that perfect pitch every time." Diamond, who went on to post a 2.40 ERA at Triple-A Rochester, is a classic Twins finesse lefty who excelled as a rookie in 2011 using a smoke-and-mirrors approach. He's a long-term back-of-the-rotation starter. The Twins have moved to a six-man rotation to accommodate him and Diamond will start on Thursday against the A's.