Diaz was optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville on Sunday, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports. The 24-year-old was promoted to the majors Tuesday and appeared in four games during his brief time on the team, going 2-for-13 with a home run, two walks, two RBI and two runs. Even if he returns to the big leagues, Diaz is unlikely to see much playing time this season while first baseman Jesus Aguilar remains healthy.
Diaz was recalled from Triple-A Jacksonville on Tuesday and will start the evening's game against the Orioles at first base, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports. Diaz was previously on the 7-day injured list at Jacksonville with a mild lower-back strain, but this promotion indicates that he's gotten past the issue. The 24-year-old went just 2-for-17 during his previous stints in the big leagues this season, and he's slashed just .221/.294/.514 in Triple-A. With that in mind, he's unlikely to see everyday at-bats in the immediate future, though that could change if he's able to perform well when given opportunities.
Diaz is dealing with a mild lower-back strain, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports. Diaz has been with Triple-A Jacksonville since late June, homering seven times in 16 games over that stretch. The injury isn't expected to keep him out for long, and he'll have a chance to return to the majors once healthy.
Diaz was optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville on Friday. Diaz started just one game during his most recent stint with the major-league club, and he'll now return to the minors after Garrett Cooper (back) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Friday. Diaz has appeared in 28 games with Triple-A Jacksonville this year and has hit .236 with seven home runs, 22 runs and 18 RBI.
Diaz stroked a two-run homer in his lone at-bat during Saturday's 11-1 win over the Cubs. Diaz pinch hit for Jesus Aguilar in the eighth-inning and didn't take long to make his mark on the box score, taking Tommy Nance deep to extend Miami's lead to 11-0. Diaz has been used primarily as a bench bat during his two stints with the big club this season, with his two hits across 14 at-bats both coming in the form of long balls.
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