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Top Lewin Diaz News

  • Nationals' Lewin Diaz: Lands NRI from Nationals

    Diaz signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Friday that includes an invitation to spring training, Kiley McDaniel of reports.

    The Nationals look like they might be going the quantity over quality route in attempting to address first base, first adding Juan Yepez and now Diaz as non-roster invitees. Diaz posted an .804 OPS with 17 homers over 118 games for the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk but didn't see any time in the majors. He'll get a shot this spring to win an Opening Day roster spot.

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  • Lewin Diaz: Heads into free agency

    Diaz elected to become a free agent Tuesday, Rich Dubroff of reports.

    Diaz is a career .181/.227/.340 hitter in 343 plate appearances at the MLB level, but he posted a decent .804 OPS with 17 homers and 64 RBI over 118 games this past season with the Triple-A affiliate of the Orioles. The 26-year-old first baseman should be able to find a new organization this winter.

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  • Orioles' Lewin Diaz: Healthy, not with affiliate yet

    Diaz (shoulder) is playing in Florida and will link up with Triple-A Norfolk for its home opener Tuesday, Steve Melewski of reports.

    Diaz dealt with a sore shoulder in the middle of March and was ultimately reassigned to minor-league camp. The 26-year-old bounced around on waivers a lot throughout the offseason, so there could be some demand if he's blocked from a big-league spot in Baltimore and shows well at the Triple-A level.

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  • Orioles' Lewin Diaz: Sent to minor-league camp

    Diaz (shoulder) was reassigned to minor-league camp by the Orioles on Monday, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.

    Diaz has missed the last week or so with a shoulder injury, effectively ending what slim chance he might have had to crack the Opening Day roster. Once healthy, the former Marlins prospect should see regular starts at first base at Triple-A Norfolk.

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  • Orioles' Lewin Diaz: Not yet ready to play

    Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Sunday that Diaz (shoulder) is still a few days away from a return, Roch Kubatko of reports.

    Diaz has been able to take batting practice while dealing with his sore shoulder, but the 26-year-old is still not ready to return to the lineup at this point. Since Diaz is not on the 40-man roster, the Orioles could place him on the minor-league injured list if he's not ready for the start of the season.

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  • Orioles' Lewin Diaz: Will take batting practice Friday

    Diaz (shoulder) plans to take batting practice Friday and return to game action in a few days, Rich Dubroff of reports.

    Diaz had to be scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a sore left shoulder, but he's expected to be fine. The 26-year-old is attempting to crack the Opening Day roster as a non-roster invitee.

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  • Orioles' Lewin Diaz: Dealing with sore shoulder

    Diaz was scratched from Baltimore's lineup Tuesday due to left shoulder soreness, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.

    Orioles manager Brandon Hyde noted that Diaz's injury "doesn't sound too severe," so the 26-year-old first baseman should be able to return to action relatively soon. Diaz logged just a .512 OPS in the majors last season, but he is off to a solid start this spring, slashing .250/.375/.500 through 24 plate appearances.

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  • Orioles' Lewin Diaz: Scratched from Tuesday's lineup

    Diaz was scratched from the Orioles' lineup Tuesday due to undisclosed reasons, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.

    The Orioles should provide more information on Diaz's status shortly. Coby Mayo will slide into the Baltimore lineup in Diaz's place.

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  • Orioles' Lewin Diaz: Makes impact in spring game

    Diaz went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, four RBI and two total runs scored in Sunday's Grapefruit League win over the Tigers.

    Diaz is one of a handful of lefty hitters in contention for a bench spot with the Orioles this spring. He made a strong first impression Sunday, knocking in all four RBI during a nine-run fifth inning. Diaz could face an uphill battle to get back on the 40-man roster, as he has played exclusively at first base and designated hitter in the majors, and he has just four games of experience in left field in the minors since 2018. If the Orioles opt for a more versatile option like Terrin Vavra or Franchy Cordero, Diaz would likely begin the year with Triple-A Norfolk.

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  • Orioles' Lewin Diaz: Sent outright to Triple-A

    Diaz cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk by the Orioles on Tuesday, Andy Kostka of The Baltimore Banner reports.

    Diaz's outright assignment marks the 10th transaction he's been involved in this offseason. Finally, though, he can stay put within an organization, at least for now. The 26-year-old will likely be in major-league camp for the Orioles this spring as a non-roster invitee.

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  • Orioles' Lewin Diaz: Loses 40-man spot once again

    The Orioles designated Diaz for assignment Wednesday, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.

    For the fifth time this offseason, Diaz has been moved off an organization's 40-man roster with the Orioles needing a spot for reliever Darwinzon Hernandez, who was acquired from the Red Sox. The 26-year-old Diaz's prospect pedigree and strong minor-league production have made him an intriguing pickup on the cheap this offseason, but his poor results at the big-league level and lack of defensive versatility have also kept him on the periphery of 40-man rosters.

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  • Orioles' Lewin Diaz: Headed back to Baltimore

    Diaz was claimed off waivers by the Orioles on Thursday.

    It's been quite a whirlwind for Diaz this offseason, as he's gone from Miami to Pittsburgh to Baltimore to Atlanta and now back to the O's via either waivers or trade. This time he's taking the roster spot of Ryan O'Hearn, who was just acquired by the Orioles on Tuesday. Assuming he isn't on the move again before Opening Day, Diaz will compete for playing time at first base against righties.

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  • Braves' Lewin Diaz: Removed from 40-man

    Diaz was designated for assignment by Atlanta on Wednesday.

    Following Atlanta's acquisition of Lucas Luetge from the Yankees on Wednesday, Diaz serves as the roster casualty to make room for the veteran reliever. Diaz has already bounced between four teams this offseason, and it's possible he could be claimed off waivers yet again in coming days.

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  • Braves' Lewin Diaz: Busy offseason continues

    Diaz was traded to Atlanta from Baltimore in exchange for cash considerations Thursday.

    Diaz will join his fourth team of the offseason, as he's bounced between Pittsburgh and Baltimore after being designated for assignment by Miami in mid-November. He'll hope for a longer stay in Atlanta, though his fit is unclear with Matt Olson locked in at first base. Across 343 career big-league plate appearances, Diaz has a 54 wRC+ and 29 percent strikeout rate so he also isn't a strong candidate for at-bats as the designated hitter.

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  • Orioles' Lewin Diaz: Claimed by O's

    Diaz was claimed off waivers by the Orioles on Friday, Craig Mish of reports.

    After spending slightly more than one week in the Pirates organization, Diaz will now ship out to Baltimore. The 26-year-old first baseman has struggled mightily during his big-league career, slashing .181/.227/.340 over 343 career plate appearances. However, Diaz is out of minor-league options so he could still make the Orioles' major-league roster, unless the team decides to press their luck and pass him through waivers once again.

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  • Pirates' Lewin Diaz: Bumped off 40-man roster

    The Pirates designated Diaz for assignment Wednesday.

    He'll cede his spot on the 40-man roster to another first baseman/designated hitter in Carlos Santana, who finalized a one-year deal with Pittsburgh on Monday. Though a rebuilding Pirates squad looked to be a good spot for the 26-year-old Diaz to potentially play regularly in 2023 and make good on his prospect pedigree, Pittsburgh ultimately won't give him that opportunity. Over multiple stints in the big leagues with the Marlins across each of the three seasons, Diaz produced a .244 wOBA in 343 plate appearances.

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  • Pirates' Lewin Diaz: Grabbed by Pirates

    The Pirates claimed Diaz off waivers from the Marlins on Tuesday, Craig Mish of reports.

    The 26-year-old has landed in a spot where he could have a realistic path to playing time, as his primary competition at first base and designated hitter will be players like Ji-Man Choi (elbow) and Miguel Andujar. Nothing in Diaz's track record thus far suggests he deserves regular playing time at a key offensive position, however. In 112 career major-league games, he's hit .181/.227/.340.

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  • Marlins' Lewin Diaz: DFA'd by Miami

    Diaz was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Tuesday.

    Diaz appeared in 46 games over the final two months of the season, but he was unable to take advantage of the playing time with a .518 OPS and 30.5 percent strikeout rate during that stretch.

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  • Marlins' Lewin Diaz: On bench against lefty

    Diaz will sit Saturday against the Brewers, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    Diaz hits the bench as the Marlins load up on righties against lefty Aaron Ashby. Charles Leblanc will start at first base.

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  • Marlins' Lewin Diaz: Sits against southpaw

    Diaz isn't starting Thursday against Milwaukee.

    Diaz has started against just one left-handed pitcher this season, and he'll get a breather Thursday with southpaw Eric Lauer on the mound for the Brewers. Charles Leblanc is starting at first base and batting second.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Santiago, Dominican Republic
Age: 27
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, L