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Diamond named Twins’ Pitcher of Year, Outstanding Rookie

Former BU ace led Minnesota in wins, ERA and innings pitched

October 31, 2012


Diamond named Twins’ Pitcher of Year, Outstanding Rookie

Twins Release

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y.—Former BU ace Scott Diamond earned two big awards on Tuesday from the Minnesota Twins after an outstanding rookie campaign. The Twins announced the winners of the Diamond Awards, the club’s annual awards for the 2012 season, based on voting conducted by the Twin Cities chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Diamond was named both the Twins’ Pitcher of the Year, receiving the Joseph W. Haynes Award, and the Twins’ Most Outstanding Rookie, receiving the Bill Boni Award.

The awards will be given out at the eighth annual Diamond Awards dinner on Jan. 24, 2013, at Target Field. The event will benefit brain, nerve and muscle disorders research at the University of Minnesota.

In his first full season in the Major Leagues, Diamond went 12-9 with a 3.54 ERA in 27 starts (173 IP). He ranked 12th in the American League in WHIP (1.24), 13th in ERA and tied for 17th in wins. Diamond was second among rookies in ERA, fourth in wins and sixth in innings pitched. Diamond has pitched 5.0-plus innings in 32 of his 34 career starts with 20 quality starts (17 in 2012).

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