Scott Diamond

Diamond drops appeal of suspension

Twins starting pitcher Scott Diamond dropped his appeal against a six game suspension handed to him by Major League Baseball for an apparent retaliation pitch that went behind Texas' Josh Hamilton's head last week. Diamond will miss six games, including his next start.

Twins go punchless in 5-2 loss to Seattle

The Twins' offense was punchless Tuesday night in a 5-2 loss to the Mariners. Minnesota managed only four hits. Two of the hits didn't come until the ninth inning. With a record of 52-77, the Twins need to win 11 of their final 33 games to avoid 100 losses.

Diamond expects to make next start

Although he's been suspended for six games for throwing behind Rangers' slugger Josh Hamilton, Scott Diamond is expected to take the mound for his next scheduled start on Tuesday. Diamond has appealed the suspension, and is eligible to play until he has his appeal hearing.

MLB suspends Twins' Diamond 6 games following Rangers incident

Major League Baseball suspended Twins left-hander Scott Diamond for six-games on Friday, an action taken after Diamond threw behind Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton in the third inning of the team's loss to Texas Thursday. The suspension won't take effect immediately since Diamond has filed an appeal.