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Matt Diaz retires from baseball

getty images 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...
Via Tireball.com
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Diaz agrees to minor league deal with Marlins

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...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Release Matt Diaz

Via Sliding Into Home
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: DIAZ v CANZLER

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:...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
January 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: New York Still Seeking RH Bat

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...
Via MLB Injury News
January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Sign Matt Diaz To Minor League Deal

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...
Via Sliding Into Home
December 28, 2012  |  1 Comment

Source: Yanks, Diaz agree to terms

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...
Via Fox Sports
December 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt Diaz May be a Fit for Yankees

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...
Via MLB Injury News
December 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Meet the Braves: Matt Diaz

FOXSportsSouth.com invites you to meet the Braves as we continue a month-long look at our team, player-by-player. We'll revisit 2011 and project what 2012 might look like. Matt Diaz Position: OF Height: 6-0; Weight: 215 BatThrow: RR Hometown: Lakeland, Fla. Experience: Ninth season 2011 in review: Diaz struggled with both the Pirates and the Braves, going homerless in 215...
Via Fox Sports South
March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 player preview: Matt Diaz

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...
Via Chop-N-Change
February 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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