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Diaz gets two-year deal with Pirates

Posted on: December 8, 2010 12:26 am
Edited on: December 8, 2010 10:48 am
 

For being a non-tender, former Brave Matt Diaz was drawing a lot of interest Tuesday in Orlando, with 10 teams reported to be interested.

The winner of the Diaz Sweepstakes? The Pirates, who were willing to give him a two-year commitment. Considering he's got a .301/.350/.456 slash line in 559 major-league games, and they needed a right-handed outfielder, this seems like a pretty decent acquisition for the Pirates. It will be interesting to see the financial details -- given the Pirates' payroll, you wouldn't think this would be a huge deal, but if they were bidding against nine other teams, who knows? Best guess is that the Pirates were the only team ready to hand him a starting job and go two years on the deal.

The 32-year-old will likely play right field in Pittsburgh.

-- David Andriesen

UPDATE : CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler confirms the deal at two years and $4.5 million.

-- Evan Brunell

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Comments

Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: December 13, 2010 10:32 pm
 

Diaz gets two-year deal with Pirates

The Pirates and Royals love to gobble up our leftovers. Diaz had a couple of good seasons, but man, everytime I saw him last season, ESPECIALLY in the postseason, he struck out. Nice guy, I've met him, but man, I'm glad to see him go. Just not the type of player we need, just like Melky.



Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2010 9:44 pm
 

Diaz gets two-year deal with Pirates

Diaz had an awful year, but I think the change of scenery will do him and the Pirates good. He's a good guy in the club house and if he gets his stroke back a good pickup for the Pirates. I wish him well.



Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2010 10:14 am
 

Diaz gets two-year deal with Pirates

Don't worry, rickey, if form holds, he will tank with the Pirates and make you infinitely more comfortable with your boys not sigining him.  Like death and taxes, terrible Pirate Free agent signings are unavoidable.



Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: December 8, 2010 9:39 am
 

Diaz gets two-year deal with Pirates

What a dummy! Why would anyone in their right mind sign with the Pirates? I know because of the 2 year contract! Big deal! Sign with someone who has a chance to win, have a good season, then get a multi year deal from a team that has a better chance of winning more than 50 games!



Since: Mar 3, 2007
Posted on: December 8, 2010 7:41 am
 

Diaz gets two-year deal with Pirates

Another player looking to win a ring !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahaha we didnt want this bum , maybe Lee will sign with KC !!!!!! LOL



Since: Mar 3, 2007
Posted on: December 8, 2010 7:41 am
 

Diaz gets two-year deal with Pirates

Another player looking to win a ring !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahaha we didnt want this bum , maybe Lee will sign with KC !!!!!! LOL



Since: Sep 8, 2007
Posted on: December 8, 2010 4:24 am
 

Diaz gets two-year deal with Pirates

At least he's not with the Phillies


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