Sep 24, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Scott Diamond (58) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Minnesota Twins waive Scott Diamond


The Minnesota Twins have placed starting pitcher Scott Diamond on waivers this afternoon, effectively ending his run in the club’s rotation. While there was hope over the last few seasons that Diamond could shine for the Twins and become an ace, he never lived up to the hype and now joins a slew of other failed prophets the Twins invested in over the years.

According to the Pioneer Press, Diamond’s waiver period will expire on Thursday at 12pm ET.

The Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres and Washington Nationals are among teams in need of help at the back of their big-league rotations. Diamond is from Guelph, Ontario, a Toronto suburb.

The Twins held a competition for the fifth spot in their starting rotation for the beginning of the season and Diamond was beat out by prospect Kyle Gibson, the latest prospect prophet that the Twins are hoping will bring the team out of the darkness.

As for Diamond, his 2012 campaign where he went 12-9 remains his best season in the Majors, but he’s hoping someone will pick him up and give him another chance to recapture whatever magic he was supposed to catch with the Twins.

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