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June 20, 2021 03:12 PM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Sitting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.

Diaz will give way to Dom Nunez in the series finale, but the former seems to be benefiting from the larger share of playing time at catcher lately. Before sitting Sunday, Diaz started behind the plate in four of the Rockies' last six games.

June 16, 2021 10:04 PM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: On base four times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz went 3-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's 8-7 win over San Diego.

Diaz had his best game of the season Wednesday. He swatted his second homer of the year, a game-tying solo shot in the fourth inning off San Diego starter Blake Snell. This was just the seventh time in 36 games Diaz got on base multiple times. He has a .165/.233/.257 slash line through 120 plate appearances, and he'll likely continue to split playing time with Dom Nunez behind the dish.

June 8, 2021 03:16 PM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Sits again Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game in Miami.

After drawing three consecutive starts at catcher between Thursday and Saturday, Diaz will now sit for the second time in as many games in favor of Dom Nunez. Neither backstop has been especially productive at the dish this season, so a rough timeshare between the two will likely remain in place for the foreseeable future.

June 6, 2021 02:52 PM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Sits after three straight starts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Athletics.

Though Diaz will sit out the series finale, he may have at least temporarily supplanted Dom Nunez as the Rockies' No. 1 catcher. Diaz caught in each of the Rockies' previous three games, making two starts against right-handed pitchers during that time.

May 24, 2021 11:52 PM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Swats first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz went 1-for-2 with two walks and a solo home run in Monday's 3-2 win over the Mets.

He drove a David Peterson pitch over the left-field fence in the second inning. It's the first homer of the season for Diaz, who has effectively fallen into the short side of a platoon with Dom Nunez behind the plate for Colorado thanks to a woeful .410 OPS.

May 24, 2021 02:12 PM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Picks up start Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz will start at catcher and bat eighth Monday against the Mets.

The righty-swinging Diaz will check into the lineup in favor of the lefty-swinging Dom Nunez for the second time in three days with Colorado set to face a southpaw (David Peterson) in Monday's series opener. Diaz shouldn't be viewed as a major threat to unseat Nunez for the No. 1 spot on the depth chart while he sits on a lowly .125/.179/.153 slash line through his first 78 plate appearances of the season.

April 12, 2021 02:08 AM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Losing playing time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports.

On the bench for the sixth time in 10 games to begin the season, Diaz appears to be behind Dom Nunez on the Rockies' depth chart at catcher. Diaz is off to a 2-for-18 start at the plate while Nunez has gone 4-for-17 with three home runs, so Diaz doesn't appear likely to claim the No. 1 role anytime soon.

April 9, 2021 01:12 PM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Out of Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Giants.

The 30-year-old will take a seat for the second straight contest with Dom Nunez receiving another start behind the plate for Colorado. Diaz started Opening Day for the Rockies, but he's started only two games since while Nunez receives his fifth start of the season Friday.

April 8, 2021 04:20 PM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Not in Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz isn't starting Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Diaz was the Rockies' Opening Day starter behind the plate, but he's now started just two of the last six games. Dom Nunez will serve as the starting catcher Thursday, batting eighth.

April 6, 2021 06:04 PM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: On bench Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

After starting on Opening Day, Diaz has gotten into the lineup just once in the last four games. Both of his starts to date have come against southpaws, while Dom Nunez has handled the starts against righties like Tuesday's starter for Arizona, Luke Weaver. It's possible the two will continue to platoon going forward, which would leave Diaz on the bench for more than half of the Rockies' games.

April 3, 2021 03:52 PM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Sits again Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz will sit Saturday against the Dodgers, Jenny Cavnar of AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain reports.

Diaz started behind the plate on Opening Day but now finds himself on the bench for the second game in a row. Dom Nunez will get another start in his absence.

April 2, 2021 04:04 PM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Won't start Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers.

Diaz went 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts Opening Day and will head to the bench for Friday's contest. Dom Nunez will start behind the plate and bat eighth in the second game of the season.

March 13, 2021 12:44 PM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Blasts three-run homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run in Friday's spring loss to the Giants.

The Rockies' catchers only combined for two home runs last year, but Diaz and Dom Nunez have now homered in back-to-back spring games for Colorado. Diaz has appeared in six games to begin Cactus League play and has gone 7-for-14 with one home run, three doubles, four runs, four RBI, one walk and two strikeouts.

December 1, 2020 02:08 PM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Avoids arbitration with Rockies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz signed a one-year, $1.2 million contract with the Rockies on Monday, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

The deal comes with $300,000 in incentives. Manager Bud Black likes how Diaz has improved defensively behind the plate, so he should enter spring training atop the depth chart. He was not as sharp offensively, hitting .235/.288/.353 with two home runs in 26 games. Tony Wolters and Dom Nunez linger for now as depth options.

September 27, 2020 09:04 AM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Goes deep against Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run, a double and an additional run scored in Saturday's win over Arizona.

Diaz finished the game just one triple away from the cycle and blasted his second long ball of the season when he took Luke Weaver deep in the fourth inning. He enters the final game of the campaign hitting .250 with a below-average .679 OPS.

September 25, 2020 10:08 PM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Sitting out Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz isn't in the lineup for the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Diamondbacks.

Diaz will hit the bench after recording a single and one walk over four plate appearances during Game 1. Tony Wolters will start at catcher for the nightcap.

September 22, 2020 06:36 PM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Not starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Giants.

Diaz started the past two games and went 1-for-4 with two RBI in each contest, but he'll receive the day off Tuesday. Tony Wolters takes over behind the plate for Colorado.

September 16, 2020 06:32 PM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Hits first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Athletics.

Diaz gave the Rockies a lead they wouldn't lose with his blast off Athletics starter Sean Manaea in the fifth inning. That homer was Diaz's first of the year, and the RBI were his first as well. He also has two runs scored and a .250/.341/.361 slash line across 41 plate appearances.

August 20, 2020 12:32 PM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Gets reinstated
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rockies reinstated Diaz (not injury related) from the restricted list Thursday, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.

Colorado had moved Diaz to the restricted list Monday after he broke COVID-19-related protocols, but his reinstatement suggests he's now made amends for the transgression. Diaz is expected to step back in as the primary backup to top catcher Tony Wolters.

August 18, 2020 01:08 AM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Placed on restricted list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz was placed on the restricted list Monday for a violation of team protocols.

Diaz traveled with the Rockies to Houston for their road trip, but he'll be sidelined for violating team protocols. His absence isn't related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. It's unclear how much time he'll spend on the restricted list, but Tony Wolters and Drew Butera should handle the duties behind the plate in his absence. Right-hander Ashton Goudeau was recalled by the Rockies in a corresponding move.

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