Description: The Yankees have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with outfielder Matt Diaz, a former Atlanta Brave. The deal includes a spring training invite.
Insight: Diaz hit .327/.364/.475 in 124 games in 2006, .338/.368/.497 in 135 games in 2007 and .313/.390/.488 in 125 games in 2009 but he's been a .250 hitter in his last 251 games. He has a decent shot at catching on as a fourth outfielder for the Yankees however since Raul Ibanez and Andruw Jones signed elsewhere.
4/17/2012 10:38:00 AM
Description: Atlanta Braves outfielder Matt Diaz isn't an everyday player, but is likely to get into Tuesday's lineup based on his history against Mets starter Johan Santana. In 34 career at-bats, Diaz is batting .500 with a 1.220 OPS.
Insight: Check to see if Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has put Diaz in the lineup and if he is playing is certainly worth a flier.
4/9/2012 11:28:00 AM
Description: Atlanta Braves outfielder Matt Diaz is struggling early on (1-for-6), but Houston starter J.A. Happ may be just the medicine to cure his ailing batting average.
Insight: Diaz owns a .533 lifetime batting average off Happ (8-for-15) with a 1.455 OPS. If he's in the starting lineup he could be worth the gamble.
12/8/2010 10:03:00 AM
Description: Jen Langosch of MLB.com reports Diaz will make "approximately" $4.25 million over his two-year deal with the Pirates.
Insight: What exactly Diaz's role in the Pirates' outfield will be is unknown, but his ability to hit lefties may make him a platoon candidate. (RapidDraft.com)
12/8/2010 6:27:00 AM
Description: Matt Diaz has agreed to a two-year contract with Pittsburgh.
SOURCE: PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE
Insight: He chose one of the worst teams in baseball but his best chance for more playing time. Diaz has shown a little power and speed in recent seasons and can be considered a sleeper depending on the kind of role he can secure in spring training.
12/3/2010 11:35:00 AM
Description: The Phillies could consider bringing in OF Matt Diaz as part of a platoon to replace Jayson Werth.
SOURCE: Philadelphia Inquirer
Insight: If he were to platoon he would only have value in NL-only leagues.
10/6/2010 8:02:00 AM
Description: Diaz went 3-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored on Sunday against the Phillies.
Insight: Diaz played well in a limited role for the Braves as he hit .250 with seven homers and 31 RBI in 84 games this season. (RapidDraft.com)
8/3/2010 7:49:00 AM
Description: Diaz went 2-for-4 with two doubles, RBI and a run scored on Monday against the Mets.
Insight: Diaz is now batting .250 with 11 doubles and 20 RBI in 50 games this season. (SportsBuff.com)
7/30/2010 7:30:00 AM
Description: Diaz went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs on Thursday against the Nationals.
Insight: Diaz now has three home runs and nine RBI over his last ten games to give him five homers and 19 RBI so far this season. (SportsBuff.com)
7/29/2010 4:46:00 PM
Description: Braves OF Matt Diaz hit his 5th HR of the year in today's loss to the Nationals.
Insight: Diaz can hit for power and should get plenty of PT for the Braves because of their weaker OF.
7/21/2010 8:21:00 AM
Description: Diaz went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI on Tuesday against the Padres.
Insight: Diaz homered for the third straight games as he is 7-for-12 with two doubles, three home runs and eight RBI over that span. (SportsBuff.com)
7/20/2010 9:31:00 PM
Description: Matt Diaz had two hits, homered and drove in three runs in a win over San Diego tonight.
Insight: He has been hitting well lately. Atlanta would be wise to have him in against all lefties and maybe even some right-handers too.
7/20/2010 8:42:00 PM
Description: Braves OF Matt Diaz went 2-4 in tonight's win over the Padres, including his 4th HR of the season.
Insight: Diaz has been on a tear since coming off the DL and has homered in three start; add him now and enjoy the hot streak.
7/18/2010 10:42:00 PM
Description: Matt Diaz went 3-4, homered and drove in three runs today.
Insight: In his last eight starts he has three homers and 13 hits. He is worth using in NL-Only leagues and could be used in a pinch in deep mixed leagues.
7/18/2010 12:34:00 PM
Description: Diaz went 2-for-4 with a double, home run, two RBI and a run scored on Saturday against the Brewers.
Insight: Diaz has two hits in three of his last four games as he is now batting .229 with two homers and ten RBI in 37 games this year. (SportsBuff.com)
7/8/2010 12:56:00 AM
Description: Diaz went 1-for-4 with a two run home run on Wednesday against the Phillies.
Insight: Diaz is heating up with five hits and three RBI over his last 13 at-bats. (SportsBuff.com)
7/7/2010 8:14:00 AM
Description: Diaz went 3-for-5 with two doubles, RBI and two runs on Tuesday against the Phillies.
Insight: Diaz is now batting .200 with six doubles and six RBI in 31 games this year. (SportsBuff.com)
5/6/2010 8:44:00 AM
Description: Diaz went 2-for-5 with a double, RBI and a run scored on Wednesday against the Nats.
Insight: Diaz is now batting .200 with no home runs and four RBI so far this season. (SportsBuff.com)
3/31/2010 8:44:00 AM
Description: Diaz went 2-for-3 with two singles against the Yankees on Tuesday.
Insight: Diaz is now batting .339 so far this Spring as he continues to swing a hot bat. (SportsBuff.com)
3/21/2010 10:17:00 AM
Description: Diaz went 2-for-5 with a run scored on Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Diaz is now batting .294 with only one RBI so far this Spring. (SportsBuff.com)
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