Diaz (illness) will return to the lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers, batting sixth and playing second base, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
Diaz was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks due to an illness and didn't start Thursday's contest, though he did make an appearance off the bench. He'll be involved from the start this time around and will be looking to improve on his .147/.286/.324 slash line.
Diaz (illness) isn't starting Thursday against the Diamondbacks, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Diaz was removed from Wednesday's game against Arizona as a precautionary measure since he wasn't feeling well. Jon Berti will start at second base and bat fifth.
Diaz left Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks as a precaution since he isn't feeling well, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. He was cleared by a doctor after being removed from the contest.
The 24-year-old went 0-for-1 before being lifted for a pinch hitter during the third inning. Diaz should be considered day-to-day, with his availability for Thursday's series finale likely dependent on if he still feels under the weather.
Diaz went 2-for-3 with a walk and a grand slam in Friday's 6-1 win over the Brewers.
His third-inning blast off Patrick Weigel gave Trevor Rogers all the run support the Miami lefty would need. Diaz has looked good at the plate since his promotion, slashing .238/.393/.524 in seven games with two homers, three runs, eight RBI and a strong 6:4 BB:K, but his stint as the starting second baseman will draw to a close once Jazz Chisholm (hamstring) gets healthy.
Diaz isn't starting Thursday's game against Arizona, Joe Frisaro of ManOnSecondBaseball.com reports.
Diaz had started each of the last six games, going 3-for-18 with a home run, four RBI, two runs and five walks during that time. Jon Berti will take over at the keystone and bat eighth.
Diaz went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Nationals.
The Marlins struggled offensively against right-hander Max Scherzer on Sunday, but Diaz put the team on the board with a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning. The 24-year-old has appeared in four games since he was called up and has gone 2-for-11 with a home run, three RBI and two runs.
Diaz was recalled by the Marlins and is starting Wednesday's game against the Brewers, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
Diaz was in contention for the starting role at second base during spring training but lost out on the job to Jazz Chisholm. However, he'll now join the major-league roster after Chisholm was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain Wednesday. Diaz is playing second base and batting seventh in Wednesday's series finale against Milwaukee and could be the favorite for playing time at second base in Chisholm's absence. Jose Devers could also see a slight uptick in playing time while Chisholm is sidelined.
Diaz will get reps at third base at the Marlins' alternate training site, Jordan McPherson of The Miami Herald reports.
The 24-year-old's quickest path back to the majors could be in a utility role after he lost out on the starting job at the keystone to Jazz Chisholm this spring. First though, Diaz will need to find his swing after posting a .385 OPS in 42 plate appearances during Grapefruit League play and a .545 OPS through his first 56 big-league games.
Diaz will begin the season at Triple-A Jacksonville after Jazz Chisholm was named the starter at second base by general manager Kim Ng on Sunday, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
The pair were competing for the starting job throughout spring training, but Diaz won't make the Opening Day roster after going 2-for-34 with 13 strikeouts in 19 Grapefruit League appearances. Diaz will receive regular reps in the minors rather than operating as a bench piece for the Marlins.
Diaz has gone 2-for-18 (.111) with a double, a triple and a 5:6 BB:K through 11 Grapefruit League games.
The patience and glimpses of extra-base power are intriguing, but they may not be enough to win Diaz the starting job at second base to begin the season. Jazz Chisholm, his main competition for the assignment, got the start Wednesday with most of the Marlins' projected Opening Day lineup and crushed his second home run of the spring, per Christina De Nicola of MLB.com. Chisholm is perceived to have higher upside at the plate, so Diaz may need to be decisively better over the next two weeks to claim the starting role at the keystone.
Diaz has been impressive defensively to begin spring training, Jordan McPherson of The Miami Herald reports. "He seems sure of himself," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said after Monday's Grapefruit League game. "Just that confidence and feeling comfortable."
Diaz is battling Jazz Chisholm for the starting job at second base, with the loser expected to begin the season at Triple-A. While Chisholm is perceived to have the higher upside at the plate, the team also views him as its shortstop of the future. If Diaz can shine with his glove this spring while also proving he can make some contributions at the plate, it could be enough to win the job at the keystone.
Diaz is competing with Jazz Chisholm for the starting second base job in camp, but whoever falls short in the battle will be sent to Triple-A Jacksonville, Andre C. Fernandez of The Miami Herald reports.
The Marlins have Jon Berti on hand in a utility role to back up whichever prospect wins the starting gig at the keystone. Diaz had a rough 2020, playing only seven games between an early opt-out due to COVID-19 concerns and then a strained groin once he re-joined the team, but manager Don Mattingly is confident the 24-year-old can rebound. "I've always liked his swing and he sees the baseball good," Mattingly said Thursday. "He's a strong kid who can use the whole field. He hasn't had the production we think he's capable of. We're looking forward to watching his growth." Miami would certainly prefer it if Diaz seized the job, as it still views Chisholm as the long-term answer at shortstop, but in the short term the team only has room for one of them on the big-league roster.
Diaz was placed on the 45-day injured list Tuesday with a left groin strain, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
This may not require 45 days worth of recovery, but with two weeks left in the season, he won't be able to return and this move allows the team to add another player (Sean Rodriguez) to the 40-man roster. It was a year to forget for Diaz, who opted out of the season after two games in late July, then rejoined the team in early September, only to play in five games before suffering this injury. He got on base at a .182 clip with zero home runs and zero steals in 22 at-bats.
Diaz exited Monday's game against the Phillies with left groin tightness.
Diaz was removed from Monday's contest to start the fourth inning, and he's considered day-to-day while dealing with his injury. The 24-year-old went 0-for-1 prior to leaving the game.
Diaz will start at second base and will bat eighth in Monday's game against the Phillies, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Since opting back in for the 2020 season and being reinstated from the Marlins' restricted list Sept. 10, Diaz has picked up four starts in seven games. Though Miguel Rojas and Jazz Chisholm look to be the Marlins' primary starters in the middle infield, manager Don Mattingly will continue to get creative to at least find part-time work for Diaz, who has gone 4-for-21 at the dish so far this season.
Diaz was recalled from the Marlins' alternate training site Thursday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
He probably won't see regular playing time with Jazz Chisholm and Miguel Rojas handling the bulk of the middle-infield work, but Diaz could see a start here and there down the stretch. Diaz originally opted out of the season but changed his mind and was reinstated earlier this week.
Diaz (opt out) was reinstated from the restricted list Wednesday and optioned to the alternate training site.
The 24-year-old opted out of the season during the Marlins' COVID-19 outbreak early in the season, but he committed to rejoining the team and was approved for reinstatement in late August. Diaz has been workout out at the alternate training site and will remain there until recalled to the big-league roster.
Diaz (opt out) was cleared to return Tuesday following an agreement between MLB and the MLBPA, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
Diaz opted out at the start of August during the Marlins' COVID-19 outbreak, but he's evidently changed his mind and now feels safe to play out the remainder of the season. The Marlins traded Jonathan Villar to the Blue Jays on Monday, so Diaz should have a clear path to at-bats at second base. The 24-year-old has the potential to one day hit for both power and average, though he's done neither through his first 51 career big-league games, hitting just .156/.257/.303.
Diaz (opt out) committed Monday to rejoin the Marlins and is awaiting reinstatement from MLB, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Diaz opted out of the season in early August amid the team's COVID-19 outbreak, but he's since changed his mind about playing in 2020. The Marlins traded Jonathan Villar to the Blue Jays on Monday, so Diaz should take over as the starting second baseman if his request for reinstatement is approved. The 24-year-old struggled in his first taste of major-league action in 2019 and went 2-for-9 with two runs in two games this season prior to opting out.
The Marlins placed Diaz on the restricted list Friday.
Miami made the roster move after Diaz informed the club of his plans to opt out of the 2020 season due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. His placement on the restricted list cleared a spot on the 40-man roster and in the Marlins' 60-man roster pool.
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