MATT DIAZ NEWS

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
April 18, 2014  |  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

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

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

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

Denver Nuggets Podcast: Episode 23 – Spring Break with the Rerun Sportscast

5280 Hoops Show: Denver Nuggets Podcast This week Peter welcomes in Mark Perez and Matt Diaz from the Rerun Sportscast to talk Denver Nuggets basketball. Peter and the Rerun crew talk about the end of the Nuggets winning streak as well as the rest of the week that was.
Via Hardwood Gold Rush
March 30, 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 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

Spring Training Game 1 Lineup: 2/23/13

Baseball is back! The Yankees are in Lake Buena Vista to take on the Braves in their spring debut today at 1:05. Francisco Cervelli gets the first crack behind the plate in what should be a very tight catcher battle throughout the spring. Juan Rivera is back in Pinstripes starting at DH and Matt Diaz, another contender for the right handed bat off the bench, starts in left. David...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

First unofficial game of 2013, and more

From yesterday's first game of Spring Training... 30 pics from Zimbio AP story and slideshow ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Here's another way to view the 2013 photo day pictures (with some different pictures, too) AJC album about Spring Training that they're calling "Behind the Scenes", but it should really be titled "From a photographer...
Via Love My Bravos
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees sign 5 with invitations to camp

The New York Yankees have signed outfielders Matt Diaz, Juan Rivera and Thomas Neal, infielder Dan Johnson and catcher Bobby Wilson to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training. The Yankees also announced Thursday they have invited 44 players to camp. Among the group were first-round picks Slade Heathcott, an outfielder from the 2009 draft, and Cito Culver, a shortstop...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees sign Juan Rivera to minor league deal

Yankees sign Juan Rivera to minor league deal   Yesterday, the Yankees signed 34-year-old outfielder Juan Rivera to a minor league contract, as first reported by ESPN. He will be expected to compete against Russ Canzler and Matt Diaz for a spot as a reserve outfielder and an extra right-handed bat. Yankee fans may remember Rivera, as he played for the Bombers from 2001-2003. He...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Dreaming the Dream: What must happen for Yankees to reach magical $189 million payroll

Close your eyes and imagine the ultimate Yankee fan fantasy: A payroll of $189 million! Well, now open them:YES. WE. CAN!OK, I know what you’re thinking: "Duque, why do you tease us so? Yankeekind shall never experience the glory of One-Eight-Nine. Don’t hurt us with your words. We are mere humans, and the perfect One-Eight-Nine is beyond our capability." Well, Yankiverse...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
January 23, 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
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