Diaz was recalled by the Padres on Saturday.
Diaz threw three scoreless innings as an opener Monday in his lone appearance of the season. He was sent down following that outing but is needed again with Keone Kela landing on the injured list with a strained right forearm.
Diaz was optioned to the alternate training site Tuesday.
The 26-year-old served as an opener Monday and delivered three scoreless frames in his season debut, but he was optioned to make room on the big-league roster for Dinelson Lamet (forearm). Diaz figures to rejoin the Padres as they shuffle their bullpen pieces throughout the season.
Diaz opened Monday's game by tossing three innings and allowing one hit and two walks with three strikeouts in a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh.
Diaz was the first of six Padres pitchers in an extremely successful bullpen game that limited the Pirates to only four hits. Aside from one blowup outing in Colorado, Diaz has not allowed a run in the other 8.2 innings he's pitched.
Diaz is slated to start Monday's series opener against the Pirates, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
The Padres are expected to get at least one of Dinelson Lamet (forearm) or Ryan Weathers (arm) back from injuries later this week after both were able to complete bullpen sessions Sunday, so Diaz will likely be making only one start before shifting to the bullpen or heading to the minors. San Diego called Diaz up for its weekend series against the Giants, but he ultimately wasn't needed in relief. The 26-year-old likely isn't stretched out enough to work much more than three or four innings, so manager Jayce Tingler could end up treating the outing as a bullpen game.
Diaz's contract was selected by the Padres on Friday.
Diaz started spring training as a non-roster invitee but was sent to minor-league camp in early March. However, he'll join the major-league roster after Chris Paddack was placed on the injured list for an unspecified reason. The Padres haven't yet announced who could start Monday if Paddack is unavailable, but Diaz could be an option to fill in as a starter.
Diaz was reassigned to minor-league camp Sunday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Diaz re-signed with the Padres in December after giving up five earned runs in 6.1 innings with the team last season. He'll likely begin the campaign with Triple-A El Paso, where he started four games in 2019.
Diaz signed a minor-league contract with the Padres on Tuesday.
Diaz is back with the Padres after being non-tendered by the team earlier in the week. The right-hander missed most of the 2019 season due to knee issues, compiling a 7.11 ERA and 1.58 WHIP across 6.1 innings with San Diego when healthy. Diaz figures to open the 2020 campaign with Triple-A El Paso.
Diaz was non-tendered by the Padres on Monday.
Diaz posted a 7.11 ERA and 1.58 WHIP with four strikeouts over 6.1 innings during the 2019 season with San Diego. He spent the majority of his year rehabbing with Double-A Amarillo, finishing with a 4.37 ERA over 22.2 frames.
Diaz (knee) was recalled by the Padres on Sunday and transferred to the 60-day injured list.
Diaz was placed on the Triple-A injured list July 1 while apparently suffering a setback in his return from meniscus surgery. He was called up to San Diego so he could be transferred to the 60-day injured list and will now be sidelined until at least August 30.
Triple-A El Paso placed Diaz on its 7-day injured list Monday.
The nature of Diaz's injury isn't known, but he'll be on the shelf for at least the next week while tending to the matter. Since being demoted by the Padres on June 15, Diaz made four appearances for El Paso, giving up two runs in 7.2 innings.
Diaz was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Saturday.
Diaz spent 10 days on the roster after missing a large portion of the season due to a torn meniscus. He allowed five runs in 6.1 innings of work. Phil Maton was recalled to take his place in the bullpen.
Diaz (knee) was activated from the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
Diaz has been sidelined all season while recovering from a torn meniscus, but he's ready to make his 2019 big-league debut after completing a six-game rehab assignment with Double-A Amarillo during which he compiled a 4.37 ERA and 33:8 K:BB in 22.2 innings. Brad Wieck was optioned to the minors while Alex Dickerson was designated for assignment in a pair of corresponding moves.
Diaz (knee) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
This move frees up a spot on the team's 40-man roster for Cal Quantrill, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A El Paso ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday. Diaz has been sidelined all season while recovering from a torn meniscus in his right knee, and now the 24-year-old won't be eligible to return until the end of May.
Diaz (torn meniscus) was placed on the 10-day IL.
He suffered the injury right after reporting to camp in mid-February, and is expected to be out for at least a couple more weeks. Once healthy, he will either be optioned to the minors or will serve as a low-leverage reliever in the big-league bullpen.
Diaz will undergo arthroscopic surgery after tearing the lateral meniscus on his right knee, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Diaz suffered the injury during a bullpen session Saturday. He's expected to return before the end of April but will almost certainly open the season on the injured list. The 24-year-old will lose out on his chance to be a part of the Opening Day bullpen but still could spend a good chunk of the season on the big-league roster after recording an excellent 35.3 percent strikeout rate in 18.2 innings of relief last season.
Diaz will require further testing on his injured right knee, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The right-hander left Saturday's bullpen session due to what appeared to be a leg injury, but there is now more swelling in the knee area than before. Diaz will undergo more tests to determine the severity of the issue soon.
Diaz ended his bullpen session early Saturday with an apparent leg injury, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Diaz stopped his session mid-pitch and winced in pain. The nature and severity of the injury are not yet clear.
Diaz was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Friday.
Diaz has only made one appearance at the major-league level this season after tossing 41.2 innings of relief for the Padres in 2017. He was recently moved up to El Paso from Double-A San Antonio, where he's logged a 2.35 ERA and 1.15 WHIP across 65 innings. Expect him to be deployed in low-leverage spots with San Diego.
Diaz was sent to Double-A San Antonio on Monday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Diaz tossed two innings, allowing no runs on one hit while striking out five during Sunday's tilt against Arizona. The Padres have elected to send Diaz back down to the minors in exchange for a fresh arm, as Walker Lockett has been recalled.
The Padres recalled Diaz from Double-A San Antonio on Sunday.
Diaz will give the Padres a much-needed fresh arm in long relief after the team needed four relievers to toss 20 pitches or more in Saturday's 20-5 loss to the Diamondbacks. Kazuhisa Makita, who gave up seven (five earned) of the 12 runs surrendered by the bullpen, was optioned to Triple-A El Paso to make room for Diaz. Over his 54.2 innings between Triple-A and Double-A this season, Diaz has posted a 3.79 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 58 strikeouts.
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|2016||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||94.2||26||15||0||1||8||3||91||29||83||3.73||1.189|
|2017||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||7.1||2||2||0||0||0||0||5||3||8||3.80||1.549|
|2018||AAX-San Antonio Missions||65.0||19||9||0||5||2||2||66||30||45||2.35||1.154|
|2018||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||13.1||5||2||0||0||3||0||15||13||17||8.24||2.290|
|2019||AAX-Amarillo Sod Poodles||22.2||6||4||0||2||1||0||33||8||21||4.46||1.306|
|2019||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||7.2||4||4||0||0||1||0||7||2||8||2.50||1.389|