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Astros' Aledmys Diaz: Starting Friday
Diaz (undisclosed) is starting Friday against the Nationals.
The 31-year-old missed time recently due to an unspecified injury, but he entered Thursday's matchup against the Twins after Jeremy Pena (knee) was removed from the game. Diaz went 0-for-2 with a strikeout against Minnesota, but he'll start at shortstop and bat seventh in his return to the lineup Friday.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Aledmys Diaz: Still hampered by injury
Manager Dusty Baker said Thursday that Diaz continues to tend to a nagging unspecified injury, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
The injury first surfaced Sunday, when Diaz went 2-for-3 with a grand slam before departing the Astros' 5-0 win over the Tigers in the eighth inning. He hasn't appeared off the bench since and will remain out of the lineup for Thursday's series finale with the Twins. Baker said he's hopeful Diaz will be able to pick up a start at some point during the Astros' three-game series in Washington this weekend, so whatever is bothering the veteran infielder doesn't appear to be too significant.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Aledmys Diaz: Exits Sunday with injury
Diaz was removed in the top of the eighth inning of Sunday's 5-0 win over the Tigers with an apparent injury, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports. He went 2-for-3 with a grand slam before exiting.
According to Lerner, Diaz looked to have experienced some discomfort during his final at-bat in the bottom of the sixth, when he grounded out to second base. Per Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, manager Dusty Baker said Diaz was dealing with some "nagging stuff," so he should be considered day-to-day for now. Diaz stayed in the contest to play the field for an inning before Jeremy Pena was summoned from the bench to replace him. The injury was a down note on an otherwise productive day for Diaz, whose second homer of the season effectively decided the game.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Aledmys Diaz: Smaller role awaits
Diaz is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Mariners.
With Jose Altuve (hamstring) returning from the 10-day injured list Monday and reclaiming his spot as the Astros' everyday second baseman, Diaz's playing time is likely to take a substantial hit. He had been filling in at the position for the past two weeks along with Niko Goodrum, with Diaz starting in eight of the 12 games that Altuve missed. Diaz's versatility gives him some other avenues to at-bats, but with all of the Astros' key position players at full strength, the 31-year-old will only pick up starts when one of the regulars requires a breather.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Aledmys Diaz: Takes seat Saturday
Diaz isn't starting Saturday against the Blue Jays, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Diaz will get a breather after he went 0-for-11 with a walk and three strikeouts in the last three games. Niko Goodrum will start at the keystone and bat second Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Aledmys Diaz: Primary replacement for Altuve
Diaz will start at second base and bat sixth in Thursday's game against the Rangers.
Diaz will start at the keystone for the fourth time in five games and appears to the preferred option at the position over Niko Goodrum while Jose Altuve (hamstring) is on the injured list. Astros general manager James Click said that Altuve is expected to be activated ahead of Monday's game against the Mariners, so Diaz's time as a near-everyday player should soon come to an end.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Aledmys Diaz: Sharing keystone with Goodrum
Diaz will start at second base and bat seventh in Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.
Diaz and Niko Goodrum have now alternated starts at the keystone for five straight games following Jose Altuve's (hamstring) placement on the 10-day injured list. Though Diaz draws the start Sunday with southpaw Yusei Kikuchi on the mound for Toronto, it's not entirely clear if the Astros plan to deploy a platoon arrangement between the righty-hitting Diaz and the switch-hitting Goodrum while Altuve is on the shelf.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Aledmys Diaz: Stuck in bench role
Diaz will return to the bench for Monday's game against the Angels, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Diaz enjoyed a run of five consecutive starts from April 8 through 13, but his playing time has tailed off following Yuli Gurriel's recent return from paternity leave. He'll be on the bench Monday for the third time in four games, and at-bats are likely to become even harder to come by for Diaz with Yordan Alvarez (illness) making his return to the lineup after a five-game stint on the COVID-19 injured list.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Aledmys Diaz: Smacks solo shot
Diaz went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in Friday's 13-6 triumph over the Angels.
Diaz tied the game in the fourth inning with one of six Houston home runs and later singled home another run in the seventh. The utility man should see semi-regular at-bats this season in a fill-in roll throughout the infield and has shown the ability to hold down a starting opportunity if it arises, which it has at first base with Yuli Gurriel on paternity leave.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Aledmys Diaz: Starting Friday
Diaz is starting Friday's game against the Angels at first base, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Diaz didn't appear in Thursday's Opening Day win, but he should serve as the primary first baseman in the coming days after Yuli Gurriel was placed on the paternity list Friday. Diaz will bat fifth against left-hander Reid Detmers.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Aledmys Diaz: Making $4.45 million
Diaz signed a one-year, $4.45 million contract with the Astros on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The agreement means Diaz will avoid arbitration in his final year of eligibility. The utility infielder is coming off a season in which he hit .259/.317/.405 in 84 games, good for a 99 wRC+.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Aledmys Diaz: Homers, drives in three
Diaz went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's 10-5 win over the Angels.
Diaz hit a solo home run off Packy Naughton, one of two consecutive blasts off the young left-hander. In addition, he drove in a pair of runs on a fourth-inning single. However, he is batting just .140 with a .499 OPS in his last 18 games. For the season, the 30-year-old is slashing .273/.332/.428 with eight home runs, 44 RBI and 28 runs scored in 295 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Aledmys Diaz: Steps in for resting Correa
Diaz started at shortstop for a resting Carlos Correa and went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's 7-2 win over Texas.
Gone are the days of July and August when Diaz was a daily member of the starting lineup, filling in for the then-injured Alex Bregman. He batted .337 with an .893 OPS while getting consistent at-bats over 24 games. Since Bregman's return, Diaz has received sporadic playing time and is 4-for-44 (.091) over 15 games.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Aledmys Diaz: Fills in for slumping Altuve
Diaz started at second base and went 0-for-4 in Saturday's 10-2 loss to San Diego.
Altuve was given the day off Saturday in the midst of a dismal 4-for-37 funk, which caused him to show frustration during Friday's 6-3 win. Diaz, who had received regular at-bats as a fill-in at third base while Alex Bregman was unavailable, has been moved around the diamond to keep fresh, but he's 1-for-25 since Bregman returned to action Aug. 25. Saturday's start was his first since Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Aledmys Diaz: Utility role beckons
Diaz is expected to move into a utility role for the Astros moving forward after Alex Bregman (hamstring/quadriceps) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
Diaz has been a credible performer while filling in at third base for Bregman over the past month, hitting .337 with four home runs, 19 RBI and 11 runs in 24 games. According to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, Diaz will stick in the lineup for Wednesday's series finale against the Royals as Houston's starting left fielder, but that's only because Michael Brantley is getting some routine maintenance for the day game after a night game. Expect Diaz to pick up a handful of starts per week now that Bregman is back in the fold.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Aledmys Diaz: On bench Saturday
Diaz isn't starting Saturday's game against the Mariners, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Diaz will get a rare day off after he went 5-for-10 with two doubles, two RBI and a run across the last two games. Yuli Gurriel will shift to the hot corner while Taylor Jones starts at first base.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Aledmys Diaz: Racks up two hits Friday
Diaz went 2-for-5 with a double in Friday's 12-3 win over the Mariners.
Per usual, Diaz started at third base for the injured Alex Bregman (quadriceps), who remains away from the team. The injured third baseman resumed his minor-league rehab Friday for Triple-A Sugar Land, his first game action since Aug. 7. It's uncertain how many games or plate appearances are needed before Bregman rejoins the Astros, but this is the first sign that Diaz's regular appearance in the starting lineup will be coming to a close soon.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Aledmys Diaz: Extends hit streak
Diaz went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and and an additional RBI in Monday's 7-6 loss to the Royals.
Diaz extended a hit streak to eight games when he launched his seventh homer of the season to lead off the fifth inning. He later singled home a run but was cut down at second trying to stretch it into a double. He's hit safely in 16 of 17 games, going 25-for-72 (.347) with four home runs, five doubles, 16 RBI and 10 runs scored during that stretch. That level of production has been key for the Astros as Alex Bregman (quadriceps) is slow to return. The injured third baseman is waiting to start a second rehab appearance and may not be back until next week.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Aledmys Diaz: Drives in three Wednesday
Diaz went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk and three RBI in Wednesday's 5-1 win over Colorado.
The infielder was productive in Wednesday's win, as all three of his hits drove in runs. He's posted multiple hits in three of his last four games, going 8-for-16 with three doubles and six RBI in that span. Diaz lifted his slash line to .298/.348/.485 with six home runs, 32 RBI, 22 runs scored and 14 doubles through 184 plate appearances. He should continue to log regular playing time at third base until Alex Bregman (quadriceps) is able to return, at which point Diaz will likely slip back into a utility role.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 195 lbs|
|Birthplace: Santa Clara, Cuba|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|