Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 4/10/13
Left-hander Scott Diamond was Minnesota's best pitcher in 2012, but he's missed the first two weeks of the 2013 season after recovering from offseason elbow surgery. He'll be returning to the mound soon. Manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters Wednesday in Kansas City that Diamond will make his season debut Saturday against the New York Mets at Target Field. Diamond has been doing rehab work in Fort Myers, Fla., and was originally scheduled to debut Friday. That has now been moved back a day, as he'll pitch in the second game of Minnesota's three-game series with the Mets. Minnesota will have to make a corresponding roster move to add Diamond to the 25-man roster, but Twins general manager Terry Ryan told MLB.com that the team will wait to announce the move until this weekend. A year ago, Diamond went 12-9 with a 3.54 ERA in 27 starts to lead the Twins' otherwise struggling rotation. He struck out 90 batters and walked 31 in 173 innings and was the only Twins pitcher with more than six wins. "Scotty studies the game and prepares very well for the opposing team, Gardenhire told MLB.com. He got us deep into games and won his fair share of them. He stepped up and did a real nice job for us. You have to be able to work both sides of the plate and Scotty does that." The 26-year-old Diamond had a scope on his left elbow in late December, performed by Dr. David Altchek in New York. The procedure was done to remove a bone chip in Diamond's elbow. Because of the offseason surgery, Diamond did not participate in a Grapefruit League game this spring. Follow Tyler Mason on Twitter.
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