Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Protected from Rule 5 draft
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Diaz's contract was purchased by the Orioles on Friday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Diaz was stuck at Double-A for almost all of 2018 and 2019 before spending this past summer at the alternate training site, so he should be nearly big-league ready. There are a handful of similarly talented outfielders who will be competing for playing time in 2021, but Diaz has a chance to be an above-average hitter with average to above-average power.