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Yankees' Derek Dietrich: Back with Yankees
Dietrich agreed to a minor-league contract with the Yankees earlier this month, Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America reports.
The Yankees have yet to officially announce Dietrich's signing or assign him to an affiliate, but he'll presumably be ticketed for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre once he finishes a ramp-up program at extended spring training in Tampa. The 32-year-old second baseman previously spent time in the Yankees organization last spring, but he didn't see any action at the big-league level before he was granted his release last March. He later caught on with the Nationals but was unable to earn a promotion to the big club before being cut loose in September.... See More ... See Less
Derek Dietrich: Becomes free agent
Dietrich was released by the Nationals on Monday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Dietrich joined Washington on a minor-league deal in July, but he failed to do much with the opportunity. He slashed .121/.270/.212 with three homers and 13 RBI in 43 contests.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Derek Dietrich: Latches on with Nationals
Dietrich agreed to a contract with the Nationals on Friday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
The 31-year-old opted out of his minor-league deal with the Yankees last weekend and didn't take long to join a new organization. Dietrich's deal with the Nationals is also believed to be a minor-league pact. He hit .215/.413/.393 with five homers and a 32.2 percent strikeout rate in 143 place appearances at Triple-A before parting ways with New York.... See More ... See Less
Derek Dietrich: Opts out of contract
Dietrich opted out of his contract with the Yankees' minor-league system Saturday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
The 31-year-old, who hit just .215 with five homers and 22 RBI in 107 Triple-A at-bats this season, will become a free agent. Dietrich is a few years removed from his most recent season of competence at the big-league level, so it remains to be seen whether he'll draw interest from any other organization.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Derek Dietrich: Back with Yankees in minors camp
Dietrich agreed to return to the Yankees on Monday and will head to the team's alternate training site, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
Dietrich was let go by the Yankees on Saturday once it became clear he wasn't going to win a roster spot, but he'll wind up back with the organization as a minor leaguer. He could fill a depth role at the corner positions and at second base but won't necessarily be the first player called upon in the event of an injury, as he isn't on the 40-man roster.... See More ... See Less
Derek Dietrich: Let go by New York
Dietrich was released by the Yankees on Saturday.
Dietrich was scratched from Friday's spring lineup against the Orioles, and he'll now be let go by the Yankees ahead of the regular season. Dietrich hit .167 with one home run and four RBI in 11 spring games this year and may have to settle for a minor-league role in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Derek Dietrich: Scratched from lineup
Dietrich was scratched from the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles for undisclosed reasons.
Dietrich is merely in camp as a non-roster invitee, so it's possible he's been told he won't be making the team, though that's yet to be confirmed by the Yankees. Chris Gittens will fill his place at first base.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Derek Dietrich: Swinging cold stick
Dietrich is slashing .111/.304/.278 with a home run and three RBI in eight games this spring.
Dietrich is with New York as a non-roster invitee and is among a handful of players vying for one of the team's final roster spots. He hasn't been able to get going at the plate thus far, though Bryan Hoch of MLB.com notes that Dietrich's offensive struggles don't necessarily disqualify him from making the team in the eyes of manager Aaron Boone. "It's more about what are they looking like, whether there's a result or not," Boone said. "In Deet's case, he very much looks like the hitter he's been throughout most of his career. I feel like physically he's been in a really good spot. We've gotten him in a lot of positions. I would say it's more about physically where [he is] and track record."... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Derek Dietrich: Attending camp with Yankees
The Yankees announced Wednesday that Dietrich signed a minor-league contract with the organization that includes an invitation to big-league spring training.
Dietrich, 31, will vie for a bench role with the Yankees after spending the 2020 campaign with Texas. Though Dietrich was able to provide some pop (five home runs) over his 75 plate appearances with the Rangers, a bloated 28 percent strikeout rate limited him to a .197 average.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Derek Dietrich: On homer binge
Dietrich went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's 8-5 loss to the Angels.
Dietrich got the start at first base and launched his third homer in the last four games. The 30-year-old infielder does not play every day, but he's maintaining an .839 OPS and .280 ISO over 69 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Derek Dietrich: Belts fourth home run
Dietrich went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks in Sunday's 7-2 win over the Angels.
Dietrich's fourth long ball of the season extended the Rangers' lead to 7-2 in the eighth inning. He has hit .208/.354/.453 while serving in a part-time role this season.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Derek Dietrich: Starts at first base
Dietrich started at first base and went 1-for-4 with a solo home in Friday's 6-2 win over the Dodgers.
Dietrich replaced Danny Santana, who had been starting at first base recently but was placed on the injured list with an elbow injury. The Rangers called up first baseman Ronald Guzman on Friday, so Dietrich may not be the primary starter at the position.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Derek Dietrich: Moves to first base
Dietrich started at first base and went 0-for-4 in Sunday's 10-6 loss to the Rockies.
Dietrich made an impression after being called up from the alternate camp last week: he filled in at second base for Rougned Odor and reached base four times in his debut, then homered as the designated hitter Saturday. With Danny Santana activated off the injured list Sunday, Dietrich's opportunities will be squeezed.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Derek Dietrich: Pops homer in win
Dietrich went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Rockies.
Dietrich provided the biggest hit of the night when he went yard in the eighth inning to extend the score to 6-2. Those would be valuable runs, as the Rockies managed to score once in both the eighth and ninth innings, but they couldn't catch up. Dietrich has four hits, four runs scored and a stolen base in nine plate appearances with the Rangers. He's also been hit by a pitch twice in three games.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Derek Dietrich: Will start over weekend
Dietrich is expected to start games Saturday and Sunday, Sam Blum of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Dietrich, who was called up to the roster earlier this week, made a huge splash in his first appearance. He started in place of Rougned Odor at second base Wednesday, and he reached base four times, stole a base and scored two runs. That fueled speculation that he could continue to see action at second base, but Dietrich was back on the bench Friday. He could play first, second or third base this weekend.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Derek Dietrich: Joins Rangers on minors deal
Dietrich signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Monday.
Dietrich's lopsided .187/.328/.462 slash line last season was good for a respectable 102 wRC+, but he had a tough time cracking a roster this year, as he's already been released by the Reds and Cubs within the past month. He could perhaps have better luck with the Rangers, though he'll have to prove himself at the team's alternate training site first before earning his next big-league opportunity.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Derek Dietrich: Joins big-league roster
Dietrich signed a major-league deal with the Rangers on Tuesday.
The team announced the veteran's signing on a minor-league contract Monday, but he'll actually join major-league roster out of the gate. Dietrich had a .187/.328/.462 slash line with 19 homers in 113 games for Cincinnati, and he figures to start out in a bench role with Texas.... See More ... See Less
Derek Dietrich: Parts ways with Cubs
Dietrich was granted his release from the Cubs on Sunday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
The 31-year-old entered camp with the Reds as a non-roster invitee, but he exercised his opt out July 20 and subsequently latched on with the Cubs. Dietrich had a .187/.328/.462 slash line with 19 homers in 113 games for Cincinnati last season, and he'll likely continue to search for a major-league opportunity.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Derek Dietrich: Signs with Cubs
Dietrich announced that he signed with the Cubs on his personal instagram account Thursday.
Dietrich exercised the opt out clause in his contract and was released by the Reds on July 20. The 31-year-old second baseman finished the 2019 season in Cincinnati with a .187/.328/.426 slash line to go along with 19 home runs and 43 RBI in 305 plate appearances. Dietrich has made 82 career starts in the outfield, so it is likely that the veteran will serve as a utility player for the Cubs while competing with Jason Kipnis for starts at second base.... See More ... See Less
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