Diaz went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, double and two runs scored Sunday against the Mariners.
Diaz took Mike Leake deep for his 14th home run of the season and accounted for the majority of the Blue Jays offense in the process. He has seen regular at-bats since Lourdes Gurriel (knee, ankle) hit the disabled list and has taken advantage by going 10-for-29 with five home runs, seven RBI and 10 runs scored since July 29. While Brandon Drury still poses a threat to take away at-bats from him, the Blue Jays could choose to continue to ride Diaz's hot bat.
Diaz went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's 7-4 win over the White Sox.
Diaz has three homers and nine RBI this month, bringing his season average to .254 in the process. The 27-year-old infielder has yet to find much success since his All-Star rookie campaign with the Cardinals in 2016. At this point, Diaz doesn't have a guaranteed spot in the lineup every day and won't produce much fantasy value moving forward.
Diaz (thumb) will get the nod at shortstop and bat ninth Wednesday against the Twins, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
Diaz had been day-to-day with a left thumb injury, but he appears to be good to go as he'll return to the lineup for the series finale. He missed the last two games due to the issue. The 27-year-old is hitting .254 with nine homers and 25 RBI through 73 games in 2018.
Diaz was unavailable Tuesday with a left thumb injury and is considered day-to-day, the Associated Press reports.
It was a bit odd that Diaz had missed two straight games, as he is hitting .289/.304/.489 with two home runs in 15 games (45 at-bats) this month, so the fact he is dinged up clears things up. Lourdes Gurriel is the hottest hitter on the team, so when Diaz is ready to return, he will likely compete primarily with Devon Travis and Yangervis Solarte for at-bats in the short term.
Diaz is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Twins, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
It certainly seems that Lourdes Gurriel, who was activated from the disabled list Sunday and has started the last three games, has passed Diaz on the organizational depth chart at shortstop. Diaz is hitting .289/.304/.489 with two home runs in 15 games (45 at-bats) this month, so the Jays should still find some playing time for him, but don't expect him to play every day going forward.
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