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MattE is joining Braves Live!

This is fantastic. So happy for one of my fave Braves ever! Why shave the stache? My agent Reynolds Sports Broadcasting pulled off miracle & got me a gig with @FOXSportsSouth !! pic.twitter.com/zttmEWne3z — Matthew Diaz (@diazfoundation) April 17, 2014 I'll b doing some fill in work for @TwoSportman and @PaulByrd36 when they need a break..look forward to getting back to...
Via Love My Bravos
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

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

Miami Marlins Off-Season Home

Be sure to bookmark this page to see what the Astros are doing in the off-season…free agency, trades, arbitration. This info will also be linked to the Miami Marlins Team Page. Updated: 10/21/2013 Free Agents Player Pos New Team Jordan Brown OF – Alex Burg OF Marlins Matt Diaz OF – Greg Dobbs 3B Marlins Nick Green 2B ...
Via 85% Sports
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Recap: First Base

Garrett Jones struggled to hold up his half of the first base platoon this year. Photo Credit: David Hague The Pittsburgh Pirates have tried a platoon with Garrett Jones for the past three seasons. In 2011 they brought in Matt Diaz and tried to platoon both players in right field. Jones held up his end of the platoon, with an .808 OPS against right-handers. Diaz didn’t hold up...
Via Pirates Prospects
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordan Brown In, Matt Diaz Out for the Miami Marlins

Outfielder Matt Diaz was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a contusion of the left knee. Taking his place on the active roster is infielder/outfielder Jordan Brown who was recalled from their Triple-A New Orleans farm club. Diaz isn’t expected to miss any more time than the 15-days that is mandatory, although with his batting average and with them being a rebuilding club...
Via FF Locker Room
May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Sanabia Loses Homecoming Game

Alex Sanabia pitched for the first time in San Diego as a Major Leaguer and fell to 2-5 in the process.   The San Diego native was the pitcher of record in the Miami Marlins’ 5-1 loss to the Padres.  Miami has now scored only 1 run combined in two games after putting up a season high 14 in Philadelphia.  The Padres who also have a losing record have outscored the Marlins 10...
Via MarlinsBaseball.com
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Batting Stance Guy on Matt Diaz

Nobody puts baby in a corner. Nobody leans in the batter’s box like Matt Diaz. He makes baseball fun. BattingStanceGuy.com Twitter: @BattingStanceG Related PostsBatting Stance Guy on Buster PoseyBatting Stance Guy on Martin PradoBatting Stance Guy on Michael Morse
Via Batting Stance Guy
May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Recall Outfielder Matt Diaz, Other Notes

The Miami Marlins have recalled outfielder Matt Diaz from Triple-A New Orleans to serve as depth in the outfield for Miami. In other transactions, they also activated short stop Adeiny Hechavarria from the 15-day disabled list, optioned pitcher Brad Hand to Triple-A New Orleans and designated infielder Nick Green for assignment. Green must clear waivers to be retained in the system...
Via FF Locker Room
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins recall INF Hechavarria, OF Diaz

The Miami Marlins have recalled outfielder Matt Diaz from Triple-A New Orleans and activated infielder Adeiny Hechavarria from the 15-day disabled list. Nick Green was designated for assignment and left-hander Brad Hand was optioned to New Orleans to make room on the roster. The moves were announced Thursday before the opener of a four-game series at Philadelphia. Hechavarria missed...
Via AP on Fox
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins recall Adeiny Hechavarria, Matt Diaz

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Miami Marlins have recalled outfielder Matt Diaz from Triple-A New Orleans and activated infielder Adeiny Hechavarria from the 15-day disabled list. Nick Green was designated for assignment and left-hander Brad Hand was optioned to New Orleans to make room on the roster. The moves were announced Thursday before the opener of a four-game series at Philadelphia...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Recall Matt Diaz, Designate Nick Green

The Miami Marlins have recalled outfielder Matt Diaz from Triple-A New Orleans to bring bench help to the parent club. To make room for him the Marlins designated infielder Nick Green for assignment. To retain Green, he will have to clear the waiver process. The post Miami Marlins Recall Matt Diaz, Designate Nick Green appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News | Fantasy Sports...
Via FF Locker Room
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins agree to minor league deal with Diaz

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- 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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 26, 2013  |  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

First Pitch: Tarantino-ing the Poor Bench Moves Over the Last Few Years

If there’s one move that the Pirates have made which I’ve constantly disagreed with, it’s their approach with bench players. The Pirates have a horrible habit of giving out bench spots to aging veterans, while passing over their own internal options. I was reminded of this with today’s trade. I initially decided to point out all of the past situations where the Pirates have...
Via Pirates Prospects
March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Release Matt Diaz

Via Sliding Into Home
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Spring Training Game 22: Split Squad shutout at night

New York Yankees 0 — Atlanta Braves 4   The second of two games today ended the same way the day game did, a 4-0 shutout to the Atlanta Braves.   The Yankees offense was held to just three hits in tonight’s game. Eduardo Nunez, Matt Diaz, and Dan Johnson managed to succeed in getting the hits. Outfielders competing for a spot on the Opening Day Roster, Ben Francisco and Melky...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Injury loves company

The latest New York Yankees casualty is first baseman Mark Teixeira, who will be out 8-10 weeks with a strained right wrist. Mark Teixeira to miss 8-10 weeks with strained wrist tendon wp.me/p1rXvG-8Xqk — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) March 6, 2013 Wrist injuries are tricky to begin with, but hitters need their full optimal wrist mechanics in order to be successful so healing fully...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 9 Lineup: 3/2/13

The Yankees (1-7) will play the Detroit Tigers (3-4) this afternoon down in Tampa, Fla. Righty Ivan Nova, who is competing with David Phelps for a spot in the starting rotation, will get his first spring start. Matt Diaz will get a chance out in left-field, while Chris Stewart will be behind the plate. Minus Derek Jeter, this is as close to an Opening Day lineup as you can get....
Via Bronx Pinstripes
March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

This is my nightmare: New York Yankees

In the This Is My Nightmare series, we'll take a look at what the absolute worst case scenario for each team would be in 2013. Think of it as the negative complement to our You May Say I'm A Dreamer series that we'll be running during our preview series. It's funny...a nightmare for the Yankees is pretty much a dream for every other fanbase across the league....
Via The Outside Corner
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees: Do you want Melky to replace Grandy

With Curtis Granderson sidelined till mid-May with a broken right forearm, the New York Yankees have a hole to fill in the outfield and even bigger one at the plate. Curtis Granderson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)plate. Over his three seasons in New York, Granderson has hit a total of 108 home runs with 43 of coming last year. Making up that kind of power is not going to happen because...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 7: Mesa hits a home run in Yankees loss

New York Yankees 6 — Houston Astros 7   Houston overcame a 5-run inning with a 6-run inning response in today’s 7-6 loss to the Houston Astros.   The Yankees were held off the board until the 6th inning. Outfielder Zoilo Almonte brought in the first run on a single with runners on the corners. Matt Diaz followed similarly with another run-scoring single. Melky Mesa put the...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 4 Lineup: 2/26/13

  Cano and the boys will take on the Phillies today in Spring Training action Baseball has only begun, but it already looks to be a long tough road ahead for the Yankees. With an early 1-2 spring training record, backed up by a long list of injuries, the team already has their fair share of adversity to combat in 2013. As they try to work with their farm system and fit players into...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 3 Lineup: 2/25/13

The Yankees will be in Sarasota, Fla. today and will be taking on AL East rival Baltimore. Since Brett Gardner, the frontrunner for the  centerfield job, is the only regular position player to make the trip, manager Joe Girardi will have a good look at players fighting for positions on the roster. Some things to look for in today’s game will be the play of Francisco Cervelli...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Granderson's Broken Right Forearm: Not That Devastating

Why couldn't the first casualty of the spring be someone like Matt Diaz? And don't tell me the first casualty was Phil Hughes. Phil Hughes isn't projected to miss any part of the season. Curtis Granderson is.The only good thing about Granderson's broken right forearm is that it happened this early during training camp.If all goes well he'll be back on the field...
Via Lady At The Bat
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Granderson Breaks Forearm, Out 10 Weeks

Your browser does not support iframes.That pitch will fractured Granderson's forearm and he will miss 10 weeks, leaving the Yankees with a hole in their outfield until at least May. Here's some more of who might fill that hole from Chad Jennings:The Yankees have veterans Matt Diaz and Juan Rivera in camp. They also have older minor league outfielders like Ronnier Mustelier...
Via Sliding Into Home
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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