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Gardenhire on Diamond: 'This is a good story'

Ron Gardenhire says Scott Diamond's story is has been a good one. After struggling in 2011, the left-hander has turned his career around with a 5-1 record and a 1.61 ERA. Read about his unique turnaround, which includes an inside look at his green lifestyle.
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Ron Gardenhire says Scott Diamond's story is has been a good one. After struggling in 2011, the left-hander has turned his career around with a 5-1 record and a 1.61 ERA. Read about his unique turnaround, which includes an inside look at his green lifestyle.

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