Diaz was added to the 40-man roster Thursday. Diaz was promoted to Triple-A Memphis late in the season after recording a .264/.324/.421 line in 375 at-bats for Double-A Springfield. The Cardinals likely made this move in order to protect Diaz from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft, but he could be a candidate to make the 25-man roster in the coming years considering St. Louis invested heavily into the 25-year-old when they signed him out of Cuba prior to the 2014 season.
The Cardinals outrighted infielder Aledmys Diaz to Double-A Springfield, after he cleared waivers. Diaz was hitting .240 with five home runs and 29 RBI at Springfield. The move comes after the Cardinals designated Diaz for assignment on June 10, to remove him from the 40-man roster.
The Cardinals have designated shortstop Aledmys Diaz for assignment, according to MLB.com. He has been on their 40-man roster. Diaz has hit poorly at Double-A Springfield this season after performing well in 2014. He owns a slash line of .235/.292/.334.
Cardinals infield prospect Aledmys Diaz will return to Double-A Springfield on Wednesday after seeking permanent residency in the United States, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday. St. Louis signed the Cuban infielder to a four-year contract in March of 2014. Diaz is hitting .242/.286/.364 through nine games this season in the minors.
The Cardinals have optioned infielder Aledmys Diaz and catcher Cody Stanley to Triple-A Memphis and have also re-assigned outfielder Rafael Ortega and catcher Travis Tartamella to minor-league camp, the team announced Monday. Diaz was 2 for 8 in six spring games, while Stanley was 5 for 12 with three doubles and one home run.