Diaz went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, two runs scored and a walk in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Pirates. Diaz's sixth homer of the season was a two-run walkoff shot off Chad Kuhl in the 10th inning. The 24-year-old is swinging a hot bat, going 8-for-24 (.333) with three home runs and six runs scored over his last six games. Diaz pulled his average up over .200 for the first time this season and now owns a .203/.244/.500 slash line through 78 plate appearances.
Diaz went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs Tuesday against the Nationals. Diaz homered in consecutive at-bats to bring his total to five on the season. Though he's earned only 60 plate appearances in the majors this season, Diaz should be the Marlins' primary first baseman so long as Jesus Aguilar (knee) remains sidelined. Diaz has a very modest .190/.217/.517 line for the season, but he's struck out at only a 23.3 percent clip and has tallied eight extra-base hits.
Diaz will start at first base and bat sixth Monday against the Nationals, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. The lefty-hitting Diaz took a seat in Sunday's 5-3 loss to Atlanta with a southpaw (Max Fried) on the mound for the opposition, but the 24-year-old rookie will be back in action for the series opener in Washington. Since being recalled from Triple-A Jacksonville on Sept. 8, Diaz has gone 3-for-17 with a triple and a run. Expect him to serve as Miami's primary first baseman while Jesus Aguilar (knee) is on the injured list.
Diaz was recalled from Triple-A Jacksonville on Wednesday, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports. Diaz was sent back to the minors at the end of August, but he'll rejoin the major-league club after Jesus Aguilar (knee) was placed on the 10-day IL on Wednesday. The 24-year-old has slashed .121/.171/.394 with three homers, five runs and five RBI in 16 big-league games this year and should see the majority of the at-bats at first base against right-handed pitchers.
Diaz will be optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville after serving as the 27th man for Tuesday night's makeshift doubleheader against the Mets, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. Diaz received the start at first base for the nightcap and will head back to Triple-A after going 0-for-3 in his one-game stint in the majors. The 24-year-old could receive another look in the big leagues down the stretch, but he's struggled so far in 16 games with a .121/.171/.394 slash line.