Diaz is not in the lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Diaz has been a near-everyday starter at second base since making his big-league debut in early August, though he hasn't exactly earned such a role. He's hit just .153/.248/.260 in 37 games. Starlin Castro slides to second base in his absence, with Jon Berti starting at third.
Diaz went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Wednesday's loss to Milwaukee.
Diaz drove in two runs for the second consecutive game and evened the contest at 5-5 with Wednesday's 425-foot blast, but the offense went silent over the final four frames. The 23-year-old has largely struggled during his first month in the majors with a .162/.267/.265 slash line in 33 games, but he's looked a bit more comfortable in the last couple games.
Diaz is not in the lineup Saturday against the Royals, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Diaz has moved into a clear starting role at second base down the stretch, though his numbers don't necessarily suggest that he deserves one, as he's hitting just .150/.259/.230 in 28 games. Starlin Castro will slide to second in his absence, with Jon Berti starting at third.
Diaz is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
The rookie will hit the bench for a second straight day while he continues to labor at the plate since his Aug. 5 promotion to the big leagues. Through his first 97 plate appearances, Diaz is hitting just .157 while striking out 28.9 percent of the time. Starlin Castro will cover the keystone in place of Diaz in the series finale.
Diaz is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Nationals, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Following an 0-for-4 showing Friday, Diaz is now batting .157 through his first 24 games, and he's been caught on both of his stolen-base attempts. The Marlins should be content to let Diaz work through his struggles, but manager Don Mattingly fills out the lineup card, and he may decide to leave Diaz out in favor of Neil Walker more often if Diaz can't get something going at the plate.
Diaz went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and two RBI on Tuesday against the Reds.
Diaz came through with a two-RBI double in the first inning, but was thrown out at third to end the frame. While his hits have been few and far between -- he has just 13 in 74 at-bats to begin his career -- Diaz has five RBI in his last five contests. His .176 average leaves plenty to be desired, but Diaz has shown the ability to work a free pass and is currently maintaining a 10.6 percent walk rate through 85 major-league plate appearances.
Diaz is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rockies, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
This is a tough break for those who started Diaz this weekend hoping for three games at Coors Field. Diaz went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the series opener and is now batting .179 (7-for-39) in 10 games since homering in his big-league debut. Starlin Castro will shift back to second base to cover for Diaz, opening up third base for Neil Walker.
Diaz is not in the lineup Thursday against the Braves, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Diaz is just 1-for-15 with a home run and seven strikeouts through his first four big-league games, so he'll head to the bench to clear his head as Starlin Castro slides over to cover the keystone in Thursday's series opener.
Diaz went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the first game of Monday's doubleheader against the Mets.
Making his first career start in the big leagues, Diaz turned on a Jacob deGrom offering in the sixth inning for his first MLB hit and home run. The 23-year-old also got the nod at second base in the nightcap and was less successful, going 0-for-3 with a walk, but that usage is a clear sign the Marlins are going to give Diaz a long look at the keystone, at Starlin Castro's expense.
Diaz was called up as expected for his big-league debut Monday against the Mets, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
The 23-year-old earned the callup after hitting .305/.395/.578 with 26 homers for Triple-A New Orleans. Scouting reports project Diaz as a future average starter, with competent defense at second base along with above-average contact and average power, though the power he showed this season could suggest that he has the ceiling to be at least an above-average starter. He'll get the chance to jump straight into a key role for the Marlins, batting second and playing second base in his debut. He should earn a large share of the at-bats down the stretch, as Starlin Castro certainly hasn't done anything to keep himself in a starting role.
Diaz is expected to be recalled from Triple-A New Orleans prior to Monday's doubleheader against the Mets, Craig Mish of FNTSY Sports Radio reports.
Diaz has been tearing it up at Triple-A this season, slashing .305/.395/.578 with 26 homers and 70 RBI over 102 contests. As a result, he'll get a chance to make his big-league debut at second base, though he'll compete for playing time with Starlin Castro and Jon Berti.
Diaz went 1-for-4 with a home run and a walk Friday in Triple-A New Orleans' 6-5 win over Round Rock in 10 innings.
With a 134 wRC+, Diaz has been one of the Pacific Coast League's standout performers throughout the season, but his work at the plate of late has been particularly impressive. Over his last 10 games, Diaz is batting .386 with four home runs, two stolen bases and a 4:9 BB:K. The 23-year-old has played exclusively at second base this season, but the Marlins could have Diaz begin taking reps at third in an effort to increase his versatility ahead of his promotion to the big leagues. Until that happens, however, a Starlin Castro trade or injury may represent the only path for Diaz to receive his first callup.
Diaz went 4-for-4 with a walk, two doubles, a home run, two runs scored, four RBI and a stolen base for Triple-A New Orleans on Friday.
The 23-year-old seems fully recovered from the sore knee which cost him a couple games at the beginning of the week. Diaz is slashing .297/.384/.558 with 17 homers and 51 RBI over 76 contests for New Orleans this year, and with Starlin Castro almost certainly playing his final season for Miami one way or another, Diaz could be the team's starting second baseman by Opening Day in 2020, if not sooner.
Diaz (knee) returned to the lineup for Triple-A New Orleans on Monday, going 0-for-3 with two walks and a run scored.
He has been battling some knee soreness, but there were no structural issues found and Diaz avoided the injured list, as expected. Through 72 games with New Orleans this season, Diaz is batting .288/.377/.542 with 16 home runs and a 22.1 percent strikeout rate, down from 29 percent at the Triple-A level in 2018. It's widely assumed that Diaz will take over at second base for Miami down the stretch, making him a viable stash in deeper fantasy leagues.
Diaz has been out of the lineup the last two days at Triple-A New Orleans due to a sore knee, Craig Mish of FNTSY Sports Radio reports.
Diaz is enjoying a strong season for the Baby Cakes with a .292/.377/.549 slash line and 16 home runs in 71 games, but he's taking a few days off after tweaking his knee. The 22-year-old isn't expected to require a trip to the injured list and should return to action within the next couple days.
Diaz went 2-for-3 with two solo home runs and a third run scored for Triple-A New Orleans on Thursday.
The 23-year-old continues to flex his muscles. Diaz now has 16 homers through 70 games this season to go with a .287/.372/.547 slash line, an outstanding first half for a player whose career high in long balls is 20, set in Low-A in 2016. There isn't room in Miami for him as long as Starlin Castro is around, but Diaz could see a late-season promotion if Castro is dealt at the deadline.
Diaz went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a second run scored for Triple-A New Orleans on Sunday.
The 23-year-old has now gone yard in five straight games for the Baby Cakes and six times in the last eight contests, pushing his slash line in May to a stunning .329/.444/.683 through 24 games with eight homers and 18 RBI. Diaz is already on the 40-man roster for the Marlins, so the only thing that could be standing between him and his major-league debut right now is the front office's ability to find a trade partner for Starlin Castro.
Diaz is slashing .233/.305/.360 through 22 games for Triple-A New Orleans with two home runs and 12 RBI.
The Marlins' No. 6 fantasy prospect has been up and down throughout his minor-league career, but the roller coaster is racing downhill at the moment. Diaz's 22.3 percent strikeout rate is a slight improvement on his performance the last couple of years, but his walk rate is headed in the wrong direction and he's not hitting for as much power as he did at lower levels. He's still only 22 years old, and he'll get time to figure things out as long as Starlin Castro is occupying the keystone for Miami, but Diaz simply might not be productive enough to profile as anything more than a bench player once he reaches the majors.
The Marlins optioned Diaz to Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
One of the top infield prospects in the organization, Diaz is likely to reach the majors at some point in 2019, but cracking the Opening Day roster was always going to be an uphill battle. He'll first need to improve upon the lackluster .204/.281/.358 slash line he supplied during his first stint at New Orleans last season before getting a look in Miami.
Diaz had his contract selected from Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.
The Marlins added Diaz to their 40-man roster in order to protect the 22-year-old from the upcoming Rule 5 draft. Diaz didn't exactly impress at Double- or Triple-A in 2018, hitting a combined .232/.340/.399 across 119 games, but he's a candidate to take over at second base for the Marlins at some point in 2019 with Starlin Castro reportedly on the block.
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