Diaz agreed to a minor league deal with the Blue Jays on Tuesday. The 31-year-old spent all of last season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and hit .207/.315/.249 in 371 plate appearances there. He has struggled across parts of three major league seasons, and will likely spend 2017 in Triple-A again as organizational depth.
Diaz was reassigned to minor league camp Saturday. His opportunities were limited this spring, and Diaz will likely spend most of the season as depth at Triple-A again this year barring injury to several middle infielders ahead of him on the organizational depth chart. Diaz has hit .232/.346/.302 in parts of seven seasons at the Triple-A level.
Diaz received an invitation to spring training Friday, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports. The light-hitting shortstop spent most of 2015 with the Triple-A affiliate of the Blue Jays, but did see some time with the major league club as well. That being said, he'll likely head back to the minors after spring training is over.
Diaz inked a minor league contract with the Yankees on Friday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. Diaz doesn't have much major league experience under his belt at age 30, but has seen a taste in each of the past three campaigns. He'll once again serve as organizational depth in 2016, but this time it will come with the Yankees rather than the Blue Jays.
The Astros have traded minor-league infielder Ronald Torreyes to the Blue Jays in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to MLB.com. Torreyes hit .200 with five RBI in 19 games at Triple-A Fresno this season. Infielder Jonathan Diaz cleared waivers for the Blue Jays to make space for Torreyes on the 40-man roster, per TSN.ca.
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