Tag:Scott Diamond
Posted on: July 18, 2011 5:06 pm
Edited on: July 18, 2011 5:40 pm
 

On Deck: Pirate proving ground

OD

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Crucial stretch: The Pirates enter Monday's game a half-game behind the Brewers in the National League Central, but if they are to stay in the race, the next 13 games will be huge. Pittsburgh has three against Cincinnati and three more at home against St. Louis before hitting the road for four in Atlanta and three more in Philadelphia. The Pirates are 11-17 against teams with winning records and 34-23 against teams with losing records, including a 9-3 mark against the Astros. Pittsburgh is 5-1 against Cincinnati heading into Monday night's game. The Reds are one of those teams with a losing record, but they are the defending champs in the division and are just 3.5 games back of the lead. Reds at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. ET (Follow live)

Scott DiamondDiamond debut: Twins left-hander Scott Diamond will make his big league debut in the second game of a double header with Cleveland. Diamond is 4-8 with a 4.70 ERA in 17 starts for Triple-A Rochester this season. The Twins fell six games behind the Indians earlier in the day thanks to Asdrubal Cabrera's three-run homer in the third and seven shutout innings from David Huff. The Twins have two more games against the Indians this week before welcoming Detroit for four in a crucial stretch. Fausto Carmona (4-10, 5.78 ERA) will be activated from the disabled list before the game. Carmona injured his right quad when he tripped over first base in Cincinnati on July 2 but only missed one start thanks to the All-Star break. Indians at Twins, 8:10 p.m. ET (Follow live)

Chad BillingsleyYou want it, you got it: The Dodgers re-shuffled their rotation after the break to make sure Chad Billingsley would face the Giants. Billingsley is 3-1 with a 1.32 ERA in his last four starts before the break. In his career, the right-hander is 7-4 with a 3.01 ERA, but 1-1 with a 5.59 ERA in three starts against the Giants this season. He goes against San Francisco's Ryan Vogelsong (6-1, 2.17 ERA), who hasn't faced the Dodgers this season. Dodgers at Giants, 10:15 p.m. ET (Follow live)

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Posted on: July 17, 2011 6:41 pm
Edited on: July 17, 2011 7:02 pm
 

Twins place Baker on DL

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Scott BakerScott Baker won't make his scheduled start Monday in the first game of a doubleheader against Cleveland, instead he'll be put on the disabled list.

However, the move is retroactive to July 7, meaning he could be back soon.

The right-hander was diagnosed with a right flexor strain. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters after the game that Baker just didn't feel right and the team didn't want to push it.

Anthony Swarzak will pitch the day game on Monday, while lefty Scott Diamond has been called up from Triple-A to start the second game.

The team also optioned infielder Matt Tolbert to Triple-A and called up lefty Chuck James to take his place.

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Posted on: December 9, 2010 9:16 am
Edited on: December 9, 2010 9:48 am
 

Selections in Rule 5 Draft

Winter Meetings The Rule 5 draft is underway, and it will go by very fast. Stay tuned right here for the selections teams make as well as some information about said selections. Need a Rule 5 primer on what the draft is all about and what to expect this year? Check C. Trent Rosecrans' breakdown here .

Round 1

Pirates -- SS Josh Rodriguez, CLE

Rodriguez could potentially start for the Pirates. He has an intriguing bat and can play short or second base.

Mariners -- RHP Jose Flores, CLE

A second straight loss for the Indians, Flores had a 2.14 ERA in 42 innings for Class A, whiffing 10.9 batters per nine and walking just 1.5 per nine. A fine pickup.

Diamondbacks: LHP Joe Paterson, SF

As will be a common thread in the draft, Paterson can strike out quite a few people. Impressed in Triple-A as a 24-year-old and has a strong chance of stickig under bullpen guru GM Kevin Towers.

Orioles: RHP Adrian Rosario, MIL

Remember what I said about pitchers who strike out hitters well? Yep. Hard-throwing relievers are very common in the Rule 5.

Royals: RHP Nathan Adcock, PIT

Adcock played at high-Class A as a starter and is an intriguing reach by the Royals.

Nationals: RHP Elvin Ramirez, NYM

He throws hard, pretty much.

Cubs: LHP Mason Tobin, LAA (traded to Rangers )

Did not pitch in 2010 and really hasn't had extended playing time since 2007. A wild card if there ever was one.

Astros: RHP Aneury Rodriguez, TB

The consensus No. 1 pick, Rodriguez is 22 and could eat innings at the back of Houston's rotation.

Brewers: RHP Pat Egan, BAL

Egan can't strike out anyone to save his life and got knocked around in Triple-A but has sensational control.

Mets: 2B Brad Emaus, TOR

Has a solid stick, looks similar to Rodriguez except he's more challenged defensively. Emaus could see a lot of playing time at second alongside Luis Castillo while Ruben Tejeda plies his craft in the farm.

Padres: RHP George Kontos, NYY

Kontos, 25, pitched at the Triple-A level (albeit briefly) and could stick in the middle of the bullpen, but not much to see here.

Twins: LHP Scott Diamond, ATL

Diamond flashes a good curveball and pitches from the south side of the mound.

Yankees: LHP Robert Fish, LAA

Fish got bombed in Double-A but... stop me if you've heard this before... strikes out a lot of batters.

Rays: LHP Cesar Cabral, BOS

A South Atlantic League All-Star, Cabral has punchout ability and four pitches, one of which is a very good changeup.

Phillies: OF Michael Martinez, WAS

Martinez is an old fogey at age 27 but broke out in Triple-A (albeit in only 135 at-bats) for the first time, showing he may have a decent bat. He's likely an emergency fallback for the Phillies who would prefer a better right-handed outfield bat. Martinez is a switch-hitter.

Round 2
Nationals: RHP Brian Broderick, STL

This is another guy who doesn't strike out much but has strong control. Could contend for a spot in the back of Washington's rotation.

Astros: Lance Pendleton, NYY

The 26-year-old spent the bulk of his time in Double-A's rotation for the Yankees sans a brief look at Triple-A, but I can't see him sticking over Rodriguez and it's hard to imagine Houston carrying two Rule 5 picks. A trade on the way?

Mets: RHP Pedro Beato, BAL

The Mets originally drafted Beato but didn't sign him. They now get their man as Beato has emerged as an option in the bullpen after failing as a starter.

Yankees: RHP Daniel Turpen, BOS

Turpen was acquired by the Red Sox in the Ramon Ramirez-to-Giants trade but has near-zero chance of sticking with the club. He's a sidearmer.

There might be a gem or two in here, but most of these names will end right back up with their former club.

-- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: December 9, 2010 9:15 am
 

Selections in Rule 5 Draft

Winter Meetings The Rule 5 draft is underway, and it will go by very fast. Stay tuned right here for the selections teams make as well as some information about said selections. Need a Rule 5 primer on what the draft is all about and what to expect this year? Check C. Trent Rosecrans' breakdown here .

Round 1
Pirates -- SS Josh Rodriguez, CLE
Mariners -- RHP Jose Flores, CLE
Diamondbacks: OF Joe Patterson, ARI
Orioles: RHP Adrian Rosario, MIL
Royals: RHP Nathan Adcock, PIT
Nationals: RHP Elvin Ramirez, NYM
Cubs: LHP Mason Tolbin, LAA
Astros: RHP Aneury Rodriguez, TB
Brewers: RHP Pat Egan, BAL
Mets: 2B Brad Enos, TOR
Padres: RHP George Kontos, NYY
Twins: LHP Scott Diamond, ATL
Yankees: LHP Robert Fish, LAA
Rays: LHP Cesar Cabral, BOS
Phillies: OF Michael Martinez, WAS

Round 2
Nationals: RHP Brian Broderick, STL
Astros: Lance Pendleton, NYY
Mets: RHP Pedro Beato, BAL
Yankees: RHP Daniel Turpen, BOS

-- Evan Brunell

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