Dietrich elected to become a free agent Monday. Dietrich will hit the open market after being designated for assignment by the Marlins last week and subsequently passing through waivers unclaimed. The 29-year-old utility man hit .265/.330/.421 with 16 homers across 149 games in 2018. Dietrich should draw some interest this offseason given his prior major-league experience coupled with his ability to play multiple positions.
Dietrich was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Tuesday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Dietrich was bumped off the 40-man with the Marlins deciding that close to $5 million was too much for his services in 2019. The 29-year-old first baseman pieced together a .265/.330/.421 slash line with 16 homers and 45 RBI over 149 games in 2018.
Dietrich is not in the lineup Saturday against Cincinnati, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports. Peter O'Brien seems to have taken over at first base, starting five straight games. Dietrich's only start during that stretch came in left field, where Austin Dean remains the primary option.
Dietrich is not in the lineup against the Reds on Thursday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Dietrich will head to the bench with left-hander Cody Reed on the mound for Cincinnati. In his absence, Peter O'Brien will receive a start at first base.
Dietrich is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Nationals, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Dietrich is just 2-for-24 in his career against Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg, so he'll stick on the bench for a second straight game while Peter O'Brien picks up another start at first base.