Diaz was assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday. Diaz was signed by the Pirates in early January, but had not appeared in a game yet this season. He'll likely act as organizational infield depth, although his ability to play third base, second base, and shortstop could be somewhat intriguing for the Pirates organization somewhere down the line.
The White Sox have optioned catcher Rob Brantly to their Triple-A team in Charlotte and have reassigned outfielder Courtney Hawkins and infielder Juan Diaz to their minor league camp, reports MLB.comIn 18 at-bats this spring, Brantley hit .167 with one home run and three RBI.Hawkins hit .412 with four home runs and 10 RBI in 34 at-bats while Diaz hit .250 in 16 at-bats.
The White Sox announced Thursday they signed 15 players to minor-league contracts, which included invites to spring training. The 15 players were pitchers Jairo Asencio, Scott Carroll, Jesse Crain, Logan Kensing, Arcenio Leon, J.D. Martin, Brad Penny, Zach Phillips, Joe Savery, catchers George Kottaras and Geovany Soto, infielders Juan Diaz and Andy LaRoche, and outfielders Tony Campana and Michael Taylor.
The Marlins have dispatched outfielder Jake Marisnick and second baseman Donovan Solano to Triple-A New Orleans and sent shortstops Juan Diaz and Austin Nola, outfielder Matt Angle and pitchers Chris Hatcher and Henry Rodriguez to minor league camp.
The Miami Marlins announced Thursday the 22 non-roster players that have received an invite to major-league spring training, the Sun Sentinel reports. Pitchers Jesus Sanchez and Kevin Slowey, reliever Josh Spence, infielder Juan Diaz and outfielders Matt Angle and Joe Benson all signed minor league contracts with spring training invites.Austin Barnes, Kyle Skipworth, Danny Black, Mark Canha, Colin Moran, Austin Nola, Anthony DeSclafani, Bryan Evans, Colby Suggs, Rett Varner, Nick Wittgren, Adam Conley, Andrew Heaney, James Leverton, Greg Nappo and Justin Nicolino -- all non-roster organizational players -- were extended invites to spring training.