Catching up with Thomas Diamond
Diamond, who had plenty of time to chat with me since it takes a while to get bags in Phoenix, was headed to Mesa, Ariz., to join the Cubs for spring training.
Diamond is not on the 40-man roster, but said he's coming into spring as a starter and wants to show the Cubs what he can do. He said he made three starts in Mexico over the winter and allowed one run.
Diamond sure had a bright future with the Rangers as part of the celebrated DVD trio (none of the three are with the organization anymore). He's recovered from surgery and feels good. He's a good guy and told me to tell all the fans thanks and good luck.
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