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Twins Roster Moves: Minnesota Swaps Liam Hendriks For Scott Diamond

Ahead of their upcoming series against the LA Angels, the Minnesota Twins have made a couple of roster moves to boost their pitching. The pitching faltered as the Twins lost their last series against the Mariners and Liam Hendriks in particular has been a bit too wild. As such, the Twins announced on Sunday that they are sending Hendriks down to AAA and bringing up lefty Scott Diamond.

In four starts so far this year, the 23 year old Australian has had an awful 9.00 ERA and 0-2 record. Going down to AAA, he is looking to regain control of the fastball that got him voted the 2011 Minor League Pitcher of the Year and earned him the place in the starting rotation this season in the first place:

"I started to get away from my strengths and tried to get away from hitters, which I've never done in my career," Hendriks said. "I'll go back down there and try to find what got me here. I'm fine with confidence, and I'm feeling like I'm strong and feeling like I can go out there and beat people, it's just I'm going about it the wrong way.

Diamond is expected to get the start for the Twins on Tuesday for game two of their series against the Angels.

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