Diaz is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Diaz is one of four Marlins regulars getting a breather in the series finale; he'll be joined on the bench by Starling Marte, Adam Duvall and Jesus Aguilar. Deven Marrero, who was called up from Triple-A Jacksonville earlier Wednesday, will slot in at third base in place of Diaz, who is slashing a poor .186/.321/.233 through his first 13 games of June.
Diaz is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Diaz will sit for the second time in four games, and his grasp on the everyday role at third base could be loosening amid his ongoing struggles at the plate. Through 10 games in June, Diaz has posted a .576 OPS while striking out in 28.6 percent of his plate appearances.
Diaz isn't starting Thursday against the Rockies, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
Diaz will get a breather after he went 5-for-18 with two doubles, two RBI, three walks and seven strikeouts in his last five games. Jon Berti will shift to the hot corner while Jose Devers starts at second base.
Diaz is not in the lineup Friday against the Pirates, Joe Frisaro of ManOnSecondBaseball.com reports.
The 25-year-old started the past seven games, with the last three starts coming at third base, but he'll head to the bench after going 1-for-19 during the full period. Diaz should continue to see opportunities with Brian Anderson (shoulder) and Miguel Rojas (finger) sidelined, but the young infielder could see those chances diminish if he continues to struggle. Jose Devers will start at second base Friday while Jon Berti covers the hot corner.
Diaz will start at third base and bat seventh Thursday against the Pirates, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
He'll be making his third start in a row at the hot corner while Brian Anderson (shoulder) remains on the shelf. Though he lost out on a full-time role in the middle infield to Jazz Chisholm early on in the season, the injuries to Anderson and shortstop Miguel Rojas (finger) appears to have opened up an everyday role for Diaz in the short term. Diaz has recorded more walks (seven) than strikeouts (six) over his last six games, but thanks to going 1-for-16 during that stretch, he has no RBI or runs.
Diaz is not in the starting lineup Sunday against Boston, Joe Frisaro of ManOnSecondBaseball.com reports.
Diaz started the Marlins' previous four games, but Miami will turn to Luis Marte on Sunday to fill in for Jazz Chisholm (ankle) at the keystone. Diaz figures to be available off the bench in the series finale.
The Marlins reinstated Diaz from the 7-day injured list Tuesday.
The details behind Diaz's absence were never disclosed, but the infielder now rejoins the Marlins. His brief IL stint may have come at a good time, as Diaz went 2-for-28 in his last 11 games before being sidelined. He fills the active roster spot of Brian Anderson (shoulder), whom the Marlins placed on the 10-day IL on Tuesday. Jon Berti will get the nod at the hot corner Tuesday, though Diaz could appear off the bench against the Phillies.
Diaz was placed on the 7-day injured list Sunday for unspecified reasons, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
The move was made with no injury designation, so the 24-year-old could be out for something related to COVID-19. If that's the case, Diaz can return at any point once clear of the league protocols, since a positive test isn't required to be placed on the COVID IL. Otherwise the young infielder will be eligible to return May 29.
Diaz is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Phillies, Joe Frisaro of ManOnSecondBaseball.com reports.
Jazz Chisholm's recent return from the injured list looks like it will spell the end of Diaz's run as an everyday player at second base. The 24-year-old will remain on hand as a utility infielder for now, but since he could still benefit from some development time, the Marlins could send Diaz to Triple-A Jacksonville in the near future.
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.
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