Minnesota Twins' starting pitcher Scott Diamond has dropped his appeal of the six-game suspension he received for throwing behind the head of Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton on Aug. 23. The pitch was in retaliation for Roy Oswalt of the Rangers hitting Twins catcher Joe Mauer in the back earlier in the game.
Diamond pitched against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday before dropping his appeal. Against Seattle he allowed five runs in seven innings as the Twins lost 5-2. Diamond began serving his suspension on Wednesday and will miss one scheduled start in the Twins' rotation. He has been the Twins' best pitcher this year posting a 3.21 ERA with a 10-6 record over 21 starts.