Matt Diaz LF MIA 7 Months
Matt Diaz has announced his retirement from baseball.
Diaz revealed the news on his blog, saying that he's "not been as driven" as he has been in the past and is "ready to be daddy." Known for his ability to mash left-handers, Diaz finishes his career with a .322/.363/.495 batting line versus southpaws. He really hadn't hit much against lefties or righties in recent years, though, and is ready to hang up his cleats a month shy of his 36th birthday.
Matt Diaz LF MIA 9 Months
Joe Frisaro of MLB.com is reporting that Matt Diaz is at the Winter Meetings in search of landing a role with a big league team.
Diaz underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee back in May and was considering retirement. He was able to play in only ten games in 2013 with the Marlins, logging just three hits in 18 at-bats. In the past, he has hit lefties well, so he could be a cheap fit for a team looking to bolster their bench. He will be 36 years old when the season begins.
Matt Diaz LF MIA Jul 04 '13
Marlins transferred OF Matt Diaz from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move opens up a spot on the 40-man roster. Diaz, currently sidelined with a left knee contusion, will not be eligible to return until after the All-Star break.
Matt Diaz LF MIA May 20 '13
Marlins placed OF Matt Diaz on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 19, with a left knee contusion.
Diaz should be ready to return to the active roster as soon as he's eligible. The 35-year-old is batting just .167/.211/.222 in 10 games this season with the Marlins.
Matt Diaz LF MIA May 02 '13
Marlins manager Mike Redmond plans to give Matt Diaz playing time in left field and at first base against left-handed pitching.
Diaz hasn't been nearly as good against southpaws in recent seasons, but the Marlins don't have many options. He's never started a game at first base in the majors but has played there recently at Triple-A. Diaz might be worth an add in deep NL-only leagues.
Matt Diaz LF MIA May 02 '13
Marlins recalled OF Matt Diaz from Triple-A New Orleans.
Diaz batted just .222/.280/.333 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 118 plate appearances last season for the Braves. He is doubtful to make a big impact in Miami.
Matt Diaz LF MIA May 01 '13
Matt Diaz is expected to be called up prior to Thursday's game.
Diaz has hit .341/.385/.459 with a couple homers at Triple-A for the Marlins. He figures to see some starts against left-handed pitching.
Matt Diaz LF MIA Mar 25 '13
Marlins signed OF Matt Diaz to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Diaz was released by the Yankees last week, but it didn't take him long to find a job. Though he hasn't fared as well against them in recent seasons, Diaz is a career .324/.364/.498 hitter against left-hander pitching and could eventually wind up in a platoon with Juan Pierre in left field.
Matt Diaz LF MIA Mar 17 '13
Yankees reassigned OF Matt Diaz to minor league camp.
The writing was on the wall following the additions of Ben Francisco and Brennan Boesch. Diaz, 35, batted just .192/.250/.192 with no extra-base hits in Grapefruit League play to seal his fate. The veteran outfielder has the option of opting out of his contract, and it wouldn't be a surprise if he wound up taking it.
Matt Diaz LF MIA Dec 26 '12
Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that the Yankees have signed Matt Diaz to a minor league contract.
He's been given an invitation to spring training and will stand a good chance at earning an Opening Day roster spot as a platoon mate with Ichiro Suzuki in right field. Diaz was limited to 51 games in 2012 and is coming off thumb surgery, but he's a career .324/.364/.498 hitter against left-handed pitching. It could wind up being a nice little risk-free signing for the Bombers.