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So Begin the Paper Dolls: Swarzak and Diamond

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Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

As expected, on March 22, the Twins placed Anthony Swarzak and Scott Diamond on the 15-day Disabled List.


Anthony Swarzak was placed on the DL with cracked ribs suffered at the end of January while he was in Minnesota for TwinsFest. Apparently he and some teammates were goofing around, officially stated as "horseplay" but I'm guessing wrestling, and ouch.


The Twins are bringing him along slowly, making sure he heals. It probably hurts with the twisting motion of pitching. He's been pitching some live batting practices.


He's due back possibly mid-April.


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Scott Diamond was placed on the DL because he's still recovering from bone chip removal surgery in December.


He heard a crack in his elbow while jumping rope for cardio exercise. The bone chips have probably been there awhile -- he suffered discomfort in 2007 -- and they shifted. He opted to have them removed now because the doctor informed him that they were close enough to his tendon that they might damage it, which might require Tommy John surgery in a couple of years.


Even though it was arthroscopic surgery, and the Twins initially believed he'd be fine by Opening Day, he's had some setbacks and he needs more time. He's been pitching live batting practices and minor league games.


He's due back possibly April 12.


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Sources:
Minnesota Twins: Anthony Swarzak blows up bats, moves closer to return


Scott Diamond will begin the season the disabled list


Twins' Scott Diamond enjoying brighter spring


Injury Report

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