Diaz was added to the Orioles' 60-man roster pool Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Diaz hit .300/.417/.500 with two RBI and two stolen bases over 24 plate appearances while serving as a non-roster invitee during spring training, and he'll now head to the Orioles' alternate training site for developmental purposes this season. The 23-year-old has played primarily at the Double-A level over the past two seasons, but he could potentially make his major-league debut at some point in 2020 if injuries pile up.
Diaz hit .300/.417/.500 with two RBI and two stolen bases over 24 plate appearances during spring training. Diaz was able to put together a productive spring over a limited sample, but he's unlikely to be on the major-league roster once the season begins, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. The 23-year-old has yet to advance past the Double-A level, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him face higher-level talent at some point in 2020.
Diaz (shoulder) will start in left field in Saturday's spring game against the Marlins, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Diaz saw his first at-bats of the spring Friday while serving as the designated hitter, and he will make his first start in the field just one day later. Diaz should see plenty of action over the next couple weeks to gain experience against big-league pitchers, but his season will almost certainly begin with a minor-league affiliate.
Manager Brandon Hyde said Diaz (shoulder) may be ready to make his first appearance of the Grapefruit League season this weekend, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports. Diaz has been slowed by the left shoulder since reporting to camp, but the Orioles have apparently been encouraged by his progress so far this week. After hitting off a tee Tuesday, Diaz took a round of batting practice Wednesday and came out of the workout setback-free. Diaz could initially serve as a designated hitter in spring games until the Orioles are convinced the shoulder presents no issues for him while throwing from the outfield.
Diaz is battling a sore left shoulder, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports. The severity of the problem isn't clear, but it's not expected to keep him out long. According to Dan Connolly of The Athletic, Diaz will hit off a tee Tuesday after he had previously been barred from swinging a bat the past few days, so he's seemingly already making progress in his recovery. The 23-year-old is in big-league camp this spring but has yet to play a game at the Triple-A level, so he's still some time away from making his big-league debut.
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