Diaz was outrighted to High-A Inland Empire on Friday. Diaz was designated for assignment by the Angels on Tuesday, and after clearing waivers, he'll report to the 66ers. Through seven appearances at High-A in 2018, he's accrued a 6.52 ERA and 1.74 WHIP with 14 strikeouts across nine innings.
Diaz was designated for assignment by the Angels on Tuesday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports. Diaz was reinstated from the restricted list in late July and has made seven appearances with High-A Inland Empire as he rebuilds his arm strength. The 29-year-old had a 9.00 ERA and 1.62 WHIP over 13 innings with the Astros last season.
Diaz was reinstated from the restricted list and sent to High-A Inland Empire on Thursday. Diaz failed to show up to spring training because of visa issues and was subsequently placed on the restricted list by the Angels in late March. The right-hander will look to build his arm up in the minors after he appeared in 10 games for the Astros last season.
The Angels optioned Diaz to Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday. Diaz never took the hill in Cactus League play after visa issues delayed his arrival to spring training. It probably didn't dramatically affect his chances of winning a bullpen role with the big club, as the 29-year-old was always expected to report to the Pacific Coast League to begin the season. Diaz has struggled mightily across 16 career major-league appearances to date, submitting a 9.15 ERA and 1.93 WHIP in 19.2 innings.
Diaz was claimed off waivers by the Angels on Monday. With the minor-league season coming to a close, Diaz was sent to the Angels' rookie-level team to get a few appearances under his belt before he likely joins the big club. While he boasts an impressive 20:3 K:BB in 13 big-league innings this season, Diaz has also allowed 13 runs over that span (9.00 ERA).
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