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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dietrich exercised the opt out clause in his contract and was released by the Reds on Monday.
It was presumably clear to Dietrich that he wouldn't be filling a significant role for the Reds this season when he was sent to the team's alternate camp site on Saturday. The veteran has produced an above-average batting line in six straight seasons, with his rather lopsided .187/.328/.462 line last season still good for a 102 wRC+, so he should generate at least some interest on the open market as a bench option.
Dietrich was reassigned to Cincinnati's alternate summer training site Saturday.
The 31-year-old was only added to the team's player pool Wednesday and faced long odds to make the Opening Day roster, and the move to the alternate training site is a strong sign he won't start out in the majors. Dietrich had an up-and-down 2019 season with a .187/.328/.462 slash line with 19 homers in 113 games, and he could still be a factor for the Reds again at some point in 2020.
Dietrich was added to the Reds' player pool Wednesday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Dietrich revealed Wednesday that he'd been battling COVID-19, which explains why he was initially left out of the pool. He remains off the Reds' 40-man roster but seemingly has a decent chance to earn some big-league at-bats this season. The 30-year-old ran both very hot and cold last season, finishing with a lopsided .187/.328/.462 slash line over 306 plate appearances, good for a 102 wRC+.
Dietrich isn't included on the Reds' initial 60-man roster pool.
The team named only 57 players Sunday, and it remains unclear why Dietrich wasn't included among them. The 30-year-old had a .187/.328/.462 slash line with 19 home runs in 305 plate appearances last year and re-signed with the Reds as a non-roster invitee in February, but his path to playing time in 2020 always appeared more complicated given the offseason acquisitions of Mike Moustakas and Shogo Akiyama. According to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, GM Nick Krall said Dietrich could still be added to the player pool at some point, but for now the team is prioritizing roster flexibility.
Dietrich (wrist) will start at second base and bat seventh in Monday's Cactus League game against the Dodgers.
After being removed from Saturday's game against the Padres when he was struck by a pitch on the right wrist, Dietrich was able to avoid any structural damage and only needed one day off to overcome the injury. Now that he's back in action, the non-roster invitee will continue to fight for a spot on the Reds' Opening Day bench.
Dietrich left Saturday's spring training game against the Padres after getting hit by a pitch on the right wrist, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Getting plunked is a regular occurrence for Dietrich. Despite getting only 305 plate appearances in 2019, he got hit a whopping 25 times.
Dietrich (shoulder) will bat sixth and play second base in Sunday's spring opener against the White Sox, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Dietrich battled shoulder issues throughout last season, eventually undergoing arthroscopic surgery in September. He's ready to go now for the start of spring action, but he'll have plenty to prove after hitting an awful .099/.283/.207 over the last 57 games of last season. He's in camp as a non-roster invitee but should have a shot to win a bench spot with a strong spring.
Dietrich (shoulder) returned to the Reds as a non-roster invitee Wednesday.
Dietrich's 2019 campaign was a tale of two halfs. He hit a remarkable .269/.373/.700 in his first 56 games but battled injuries en route to a .099/.283/.207 line over his final 57 contests. The Reds made several upgrades to their offense this offseason, but Dietrich's positional versatility could still help secure him a bench role if he looks healthy and effective this spring.
Dietrich (shoulder) was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville after clearing waivers Monday.
Dietrich clearing waivers would have been hard to imagine early in the season, as he hit .269/.373/.700 through his first 56 games. He hit an anemic .099/.283/.207 while battling injuries the rest of the way, though, so he'll be removed from the Reds' 40-man roster and will have to fight for a roster spot in camp.
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