Diaz went 2-for-3 with a walk and a grand slam in Friday's 6-1 win over the Brewers. His third-inning blast off Patrick Weigel gave Trevor Rogers all the run support the Miami lefty would need. Diaz has looked good at the plate since his promotion, slashing .238/.393/.524 in seven games with two homers, three runs, eight RBI and a strong 6:4 BB:K, but his stint as the starting second baseman will draw to a close once Jazz Chisholm (hamstring) gets healthy.
Diaz isn't starting Thursday's game against Arizona, Joe Frisaro of ManOnSecondBaseball.com reports. Diaz had started each of the last six games, going 3-for-18 with a home run, four RBI, two runs and five walks during that time. Jon Berti will take over at the keystone and bat eighth.
Diaz went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Nationals. The Marlins struggled offensively against right-hander Max Scherzer on Sunday, but Diaz put the team on the board with a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning. The 24-year-old has appeared in four games since he was called up and has gone 2-for-11 with a home run, three RBI and two runs.
Diaz was recalled by the Marlins and is starting Wednesday's game against the Brewers, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports. Diaz was in contention for the starting role at second base during spring training but lost out on the job to Jazz Chisholm. However, he'll now join the major-league roster after Chisholm was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain Wednesday. Diaz is playing second base and batting seventh in Wednesday's series finale against Milwaukee and could be the favorite for playing time at second base in Chisholm's absence. Jose Devers could also see a slight uptick in playing time while Chisholm is sidelined.
Diaz will get reps at third base at the Marlins' alternate training site, Jordan McPherson of The Miami Herald reports. The 24-year-old's quickest path back to the majors could be in a utility role after he lost out on the starting job at the keystone to Jazz Chisholm this spring. First though, Diaz will need to find his swing after posting a .385 OPS in 42 plate appearances during Grapefruit League play and a .545 OPS through his first 56 big-league games.
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