Diaz is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Padres. He went 2-for-4 and was caught stealing in Game 1 Wednesday. Diaz has two homers and seven RBI over his last 10 games. Greg Garcia will get the start at shortstop and lead off in the nightcap.
Diaz went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer and a walk Saturday at the Brewers. Diaz's 13th blast of the year in the ninth inning extended the lead to 7-1 in a Cardinals' victory. He's now hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games, and he's slashing .316/.379/.540 on the season.
Diaz went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two walks Sunday at the Brewers. Diaz left the yard for the 11th time this year in the first inning to give the Cardinals an early lead in a game they'd go on to win. He's now hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games, and he's slashing .317/.377/.530 on the year.
Diaz (face) is back in the lineup Friday, batting second and starting at shortstop. Diaz was involved in a scary instance Monday when he fouled a ball off his face, which caused severe swelling around his eye. He ultimately missed three games as a result, but he'll draw back in Friday for the Cardinals' series opener against the Brewers.
Diaz (face) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Royals. Diaz will now miss his third straight game after taking a foul ball off his face in Monday's contest. There's no indication that the situation will require a DL stint, but it's possible the 25-year-old remains sidelined for a couple more games. Greg Garcia will draw another start at shortstop Thursday and figures to continue filling in however long Diaz is out.