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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.

August 9, 2020 03:16 PM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Picks up another start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz will start at catcher and bat sixth Sunday against the Mariners, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

After going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored Friday in his Rockies debut, Diaz will re-enter the lineup in the series finale while lefty Justus Sheffield takes the hill for the Mariners. Tony Wolters is still locked in as the Rockies' top catcher against right-handed pitching, but Diaz may have leapfrogged Drew Butera as the team's primary backstop versus southpaws.

July 22, 2020 06:16 PM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Makes major-league roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz will begin the season on the Rockies' 30-man roster, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Diaz was late in reporting to camp due to COVID-19 protocol, but he was able to return and impressed enough to secure the backup catcher job behind Tony Wolters. Diaz appeared in a career-high 102 games with the Pirates last season, slashing .241/.296/.307 with two home runs and 28 RBI.

July 7, 2020 01:08 PM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Not yet at camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz has yet to report to camp due to COVID-19 protocols, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.

There's been no indication the Diaz has tested positive for the virus, but the process involved in clearing players to join camp can be a lengthy one. Diaz is in a battle for playing time behind the plate, and the lost practice time can't help, but he should still have at least a bit of time to make his case if he's cleared to join his teammates soon.

March 23, 2020 03:40 PM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Strong fight for roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz and Drew Butera were making an argument for the Rockies to break camp with three catchers due to their impressive spring performances, Thomas Harding of reports.

While Diaz and Butera are in camp on minor-league contracts, they outperformed Tony Wolters and Dom Nunez, who are on the 40-man roster. Diaz hit .429 with a double, a triple, two walks and one strikeout in 21 spring at-bats. He also saw the most playing time of the four candidates. Wolters' spot as the primary catcher would seem to be safe, but Nunez, who hit .200 with six strikeouts in 15 spring at-bats, has minor-league options remaining, so he could open the year at Triple-A.

February 22, 2020 09:56 AM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Good to go for spring opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz (knee) is in the lineup for Saturday's spring opener against the Diamondbacks.

Diaz ended last season dealing with the knee injury, but he has completed his recovery and is ready to take the field Saturday. He will start behind the plate and hit eighth Saturday.

January 6, 2020 08:56 PM
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Inks deal with Colorado
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz (knee) signed a minor-league contract with the Rockies on Monday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Diaz became a free agent after he was non-tendered by Pittsburgh. He appeared in 101 contests for the Pirates in 2019, slashing .241/.296/.307 with two homers and 28 RBI before being shut down at the end of September due to a knee injury. The veteran backstop figures to battle for a spot on the 25-man roster with Tony Wolters and Dom Nunez.

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