Diaz was informed Monday that he won't make the Astros' Opening Day roster, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Diaz's dismissal leaves James Hoyt and Jandel Gustave to compete for the final spot in the Astros bullpen. As a non-roster invitee, Diaz did well just to stick in contention for a roster spot through the final week of spring training. He'll head to Triple-A Fresno after compiling a 3.05 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 56 innings with Triple-A Louisville in the Reds' organization in 2016.
Diaz signed a minor league contract with the Astros on Saturday that includes an invite to major league spring training, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. The former Red made six major league appearances last season and was hit hard, notching a 9.45 ERA while allowing two home runs in 6.2 innings. He also exhibited some command issues, walking seven batters in that span. Diaz will start at big league camp this spring, but Houston's bullpen depth makes him a long shot to crack the Opening Day roster.
Diaz was outrighted by the Reds on Saturday. Diaz will head back to the minor leagues after his brief two-day stint with the big league club as the Reds needed to clear a roster sot for Saturday's starter, Cody Reed. He has been assigned to Triple-A Louisville, where he has a 3.66 ERA over 15 appearances.
Diaz was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Thursday, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. The Reds placed A.J. Morris on the disabled list Thursday, so Diaz will come up to temporarily fill the vacancy on the 25-man roster. Diaz, who was optioned to Louisville on June 4, has struggled mightily in five appearances for the Reds on the season, allowing eight hits, seven earned runs, and seven walks across just four innings.
Diaz was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Saturday. Diaz spent nearly two weeks with the Reds, appearing in five games and struggling to a 15.75 ERA. Across 4.0 innings, Diaz allowed seven earned runs on eight hits to go with seven walks, compared to just two strikeouts. The right-hander will return to Louisville, where he'll look to regain the form that saw him post a 1.88 ERA over 14.1 Triple-A innings earlier in the season.
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