Rochester Red Wings left-handed starting pitcher Scott Diamond is the Twins Minor League Player of the Week for April 21-27. Diamond, 25, made one start, April 22 vs. Lehigh Valley, earning the win as he allowed two unearned runs on four hits in 7 innings with no walks and four strikeouts. Diamond is 4-0 with a 1.07 ERA in 25.1 innings pitched with 18 strikeouts and five walks allowed in four starts for the Red Wings this season.
Diamond started 7 games for the Twins in 2011 going 1-5 with a 5.08 ERA and a WHIP of 1.74 in 39 innings while striking out 19 batters. Scott was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada and was a signed by the Atlanta Braves as a free agent in 2007. The Twins acquired Scott Diamond as a Rule 5 draft pick from the Braves in December of 2010.