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The New York Yankees have signed outfielder Matt Diaz to a minor-league deal, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports. Diaz will make $1.2mm if he makes the big league club, and can earn an additional $800k in incentives, Marc Carig of Newsday adds. Diaz was traded to the Braves at the end of August ‘11 from the Pirates where he had signed a two-year deal with them the previous winter. Last year with the Braves, Diaz hit .222/.280/.333 in 108 at-bats with 2 home runs and 13 RBIs. Image taken by LWY and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.
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