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Scott Diamond sent to Triple-A

Updated: August 1, 2013, 5:43 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have optioned left-hander Scott Diamond and center fielder Aaron Hicks to Triple-A Rochester.

The Twins made the moves on Thursday after both players struggled in a 7-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals. Diamond (5-10) gave up seven runs -- six earned -- on nine hits in five innings. He has failed to pitch at least six innings in four of his past five starts.

Hicks went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts to drop his batting average to .192. Since the All-Star ...

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