Diaz is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Mariners. Diaz started regularly at third base for most of the month, but he will open on the bench Saturday for the fourth day in a row while Giovanny Urshela gets another start at third base.
Diaz is not in the lineup against the Angels on Thursday. Diaz will spend a second consecutive day on the bench following 16 straight starts while Giovanny Urshela draws another start at the hot corner. During 43 games with the big-league club this season, Diaz is hitting .266/.361/.322 with 12 RBI.
Diaz is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels. It's a well deserved breather for Diaz, who has started 16 straight games for the Tribe, slashing .294/.379/.333 with a pair of stolen bases and a 7:6 K:BB over that stretch. Giovanny Urshela will start this one at the hot corner, batting ninth.
Diaz (elbow) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles. Diaz exited Thursday's game with a bruised left elbow after getting hit by a pitch during the sixth inning, but won't miss any additional time. Since Aug. 24, Diaz is hitting .389/.569/.556 with seven RBI and 10 runs, and is batting in the third spot and manning the hot corner for the series opener.
Diaz left Thursday's game with a bruised left elbow, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports. After being plunked by a Chris Beck offering in the sixth, Diaz was immediately lifted for a pinch runner. The team seems confident that Diaz escaped with nothing more than a contusion, but if there's swelling, it could affect Diaz's availability for the start of the homestand.
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