Yandy Diaz

#2 3B / Tampa Bay Rays / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 185 lb Age: 28 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Rays' Yandy Diaz: Gets hacks in Friday

      Yandy Diaz was present for the Tampa Bay Rays' first day of summer camp Friday and was able to take batting practice, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.The burly slugger conceded to still feeling "a little scared" with respect to his health, but he also confirmed how pleased he was to be back among teammates. Diaz was enjoying a highly productive Grapefruit League slate before spring training was suspended, hitting .345 (10-for-29) over 11 exhibitions. Diaz will look to build on a career-best campaign in 2019 while serving as the Rays' primary third baseman.

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      Rays' Yandy Diaz: Shows spring pop

      Yandy Diaz hit .345 (10-for-29) with a triple, two RBI, two walks and one run across 11 Grapefruit League games before spring training was suspended.The 28-year-old was one of the Tampa Bay Rays' hottest hitters during the abbreviated exhibition slate, further solidifying his spot as a lineup fixture. Diaz slashed a solid .267/.340/.476 across a career-high 347 plate appearances in 2019, a line that was partly comprised of a career-high 14 home runs. Diaz projects to frequently slot into the coveted leadoff role when the Rays face a left-hander in the coming season while also logging plenty of time against right-handed pitching.

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      Rays' Yandy Diaz: Likely to lead off vs. lefties

      Yandy Diaz is expected to open the season as the Tampa Bay Rays' primary leadoff option against left-handed pitching, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.Diaz only hit at the top of the order in one of his 11 Grapefruit League starts, but the Rays are apparently inclined to deploy him in the short side of a leadoff platoon with the lefty-hitting Austin Meadows. Considering Diaz slotted anywhere between second and fourth in his other 10 spring starts, he looks set to occupy a prominent lineup spot against righties in most games as well, though he'll be a candidate to sit on days when manager Kevin Cash wants to clear room at a corner-infield spot for Joey Wendle or Yoshi Tsutsugo.

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      Rays' Yandy Diaz: Looking good in spring

      Yandy Diaz has appeared in 10 Grapefruit League games to date, going 8-for-26 at the plate with two RBI and a 2:6 BB:K.Diaz's best game of the spring came in his most recent appearance Monday, when he went 2-for-2 with a triple in a 2-2 tie with the Pirates. He served as the cleanup hitter against Pittsburgh righty Mitch Keller in a lineup consisting primarily of everyday players, so Diaz looks like he might have the opportunity to occupy a spot in the heart of the order once the regular season arrives.

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      Rays' Yandy Diaz: Sitting for Game 5

      Yandy Diaz (foot) is not in the starting lineup for Game 5 of the American League Division Series against the Astros on Thursday.Diaz remains sidelined Thursday after exiting Game 3 with a foot injury. Joey Wendle will start at third base, batting seventh.

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      Rays' Yandy Diaz: Not starting Tuesday

      Yandy Diaz (foot) is not in the starting lineup for Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the Astros on Tuesday.Diaz exited Game 3 of the ALDS on Monday with a sore foot and will be held out of the starting lineup Tuesday, although he remains on the team's active roster. Joey Wendle will start at third base, batting seventh.

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      Rays' Yandy Diaz: Remains on roster

      Yandy Diaz (foot) remains on the Tampa Bay Rays' roster, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.Diaz left Game 3 of the ALDS against the Astros on Monday with a sore foot, a particularly concerning injury given that foot issues cost him much of the second half of the season. The issue evidently isn't too serious this time around, however, but it's not yet clear if he'll be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's Game 4.

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      Rays' Yandy Diaz: Foot issues return

      Yandy Diaz left Monday's game against the Astros with left foot soreness, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.It's a discouraging diagnosis for Diaz, who missed most of the second half with a bruised foot. It's not clear if he'll be able to return for the rest of the series should the Tampa Bay Rays survive past Game 3.

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      Rays' Yandy Diaz: Cleared for first base

      Yandy Diaz will bat leadoff and play first base in Wednesday's AL Wild Card Game in Oakland, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.Diaz was expected to be limited to designated hitter duty after missing most of the second half with a bruised foot, but he has apparently been cleared to take the field. It should be noted that the Tampa Bay Rays will bat first and are a famously creative team, however, so there's at least a chance that Diaz takes his at-bat and then is replaced in the bottom half of the inning.

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      Rays' Yandy Diaz: Makes wild-card squad

      Yandy Diaz is on the Tampa Bay Rays' roster for Wednesday's AL Wild Card Game in Oakland.Diaz missed most of the second half with a bruised left foot, but he returned to start Sunday's season finale. He won't be able to take the field during the playoffs but will be able to serve as a designated hitter.