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Diamond heads to Florida hoping to make Twins roster in 2012
Spring Training begins February 18; Watch Part I of exclusive interview
February 4, 2012Tweet
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VESTAL, N.Y.—With his engineering degree in his back pocket and a framed Binghamton jersey commemorating his rise from the collegiate to the Major League ranks, former Bearcats standout Scott Diamond is back on the hill, hoping to make the full-time roster of the Minnesota Twins in 2012.
Diamond reached the pinnacle of the sport last summer when he earned a mid-season call-up and made seven starts for the Twins, notching his first MLB victory along the way.
Now after a busy off-season that included a trip back to campus to receive his bachelor’s degree and also to take part in a celebration in his honor, Diamond is headed to Fort Myers, Fla. in advance of the Twins’ Spring Training Camp. Pitchers and catchers are set to report on February 18 but Diamond, looking to wedge his way into either a crowded starting rotation or bullpen, is getting an early jump on the competition.
In the accompanying article, Twins’ beat writer Rhett Bollinger writes about Diamond, his ascent to the Major Leagues and his prospects for earning a permanent spot with the Twins this spring.