Atlanta Braves Breaking News:
Former Atlanta Brave, Matt Diaz, has signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees, and will be invited to their spring training.
Diaz is considered “insurance” in case the Yankees are unable to find an upgrade. However, if he is impressive in spring training, he could potentially rotate into the outfield, or play some as the designated hitter.
Diaz hit only .222 in 108 last season with the Braves. He was shelved in mid August after undergoing a second thumb surgery.
For his career, Diaz has a .324 batting average against left-handed pitching, with a .364 on-base-percentage.
Diaz, 35, was a popular figure in the clubhouse, and with the fans, so he will be missed.
But who knows… Diaz signed a two-year free agent contract with the Pirates before the 2011 season, but was reacquired late in the year by the Braves. So perhaps his days in Atlanta are not over.
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