On Tuesday veteran outfielder Matt Diaz announced his retirement from baseball.
In a statement released by Diaz on his blog he wrote about his decision to retire.
This is a blog that I’ve known for a while I was going to write. I just didn’t officially decide to write it until last night. I’m moving on in my life from playing baseball. Notice, I didn’t...
Outfielder Matt Diaz has agreed to a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins following his release by the New York Yankees.
The 35-year-old hit .222 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 51 games with Atlanta last season. He batted .200 (6 for 30) with the Yankees during spring training and didn't have any extra-base hits.
The Marlins also said Tuesday they had optioned pitchers...
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March 26, 2013
The Yankees yesterday landed 2011 International League MVP Russ Canzler, setting up a spring training mano-a-mano, all-or-squat, loser-goes-to-Scranton battle with Matt Diaz for the title of 2013 Righthanded Fourth Outfielder and Occasional DH, or RFOODH (pronounced RAW-FOOD-HUH) .Canzler vs Diaz! The Fight to be the Mighty Righty. Here's the tale of the tape:AGE: Canzler:...
Even after adding right-handed-hitting outfielder Matt Diaz,
the New York Yankees continue to look for “right-handed punch” versus
left-handed pitchers, according to Joel Sherman of The New York Post.
Even after sign Matt Diaz to minor deal, #Yankees looking for RH punch v. LHs. Have no interest in Delmon Young, who is still fr agt (con)
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1...
From Mark Feinsand:The Yankees’ search for a righthanded-hitting outfielder may not be over, but they took a step in the right direction Wednesday night with the signing of veteran Matt Diaz.
Diaz, who has spent his 10-year career battering lefthanded pitching, inked a minor-league deal with the Bombers that includes an invitation to spring training.
If Diaz makes the club...
The New York Yankees, needing a right-handed hitting outfielder, identified one potential solution Wednesday but are still looking for others.
The team agreed to terms with Matt Diaz on a minor league contract, according to a source. Diaz, 34, will receive an invitation to major league spring training.
Last season, in 51 games with the Atlanta Braves, Diaz hit .222 with two home...
The New York Yankees are pursuing right-handed bats before they pursue anymore lefties. They allowed Raul Ibanez and Nick Swisher to walk via free agency, but they will still need to replace their production. One player that may fit the bill is Matt Diaz.
Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News says Diaz could be a fit based on his numbers against left-handed pitching...
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Height: 6-0; Weight: 215
Hometown: Lakeland, Fla.
Experience: Ninth season
2011 in review: Diaz struggled with both the Pirates and the Braves, going homerless in 215...
When the Braves acquired Matt Diaz from the Pittsburgh Pirates at the end of August, I was vehemently opposed to the move for several reasons.1) Fredi Gonzalez would feel inclined to start Diaz in right field over Jason Heyward when lefties were on the mound.2) Diaz's effectiveness against lefties in 2011 had dropped off to the point where he had no purpose on the team aside...