MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins have optioned right-hander Liam Hendriks to Triple-A Rochester to make room for left-hander Scott Diamond on the 25-man roster. Diamond is making his 2013 debut Saturday against the New York Mets.
Hendriks made two starts this year for the Twins and was 0-1 with a 4.66 ERA. He is 1-11 with a 5.63 ERA in 22 career starts in the majors.
Diamond began the season on the disabled list after having arthroscopic elbow surgery in December. He was the Twins' best starting pitcher in 2012, going 12-9 with a 3.54 ERA in 27 starts.
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