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Robinzon Diaz | Catcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brewers re-signed C Robinzon Diaz to a minor league contract with in invitation to spring training.
Diaz hasn't appeared in a major league game since the 2009 season. The 30-year-old catcher hit .302/.335/.433 in 108 games this year between Double-A and Triple-A. Tue, Oct 1, 2013 05:26:00 PM

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Brewers signed C Robinzon Diaz to a minor league contract.

Diaz, 29, batted .290/.314/.432 at Triple-A for the Angels and Rangers in 2012. He's merely organizational depth.
Fri, Jan 18, 2013 12:28:00 PM

Rangers signed C Robinzon Diaz to a minor league contract.

He was assigned to Triple-A Round Rock. Diaz spent the 2011 season in the Rangers organization. He moved on to the Angels this season and was released a few days ago. The 28-year-old backstop hasn't appeared in the majors since 2009 with the Pirates. Diaz will provide catching depth at the minor league level and is probably one more injury away from the bigs, with Mike Napoli on the disabled list.
Sun, Aug 12, 2012 04:06:00 PM

Angels released C Robinzon Diaz.

Diaz was hitting .285/.309/.437 with four home runs, 31 RBI and a .746 OPS over 166 plate appearances this season with Triple-A Salt Lake. The 28-year-old backstop hasn't appeared in the majors since 2009 with the Pirates.
Wed, Aug 8, 2012 09:16:00 AM

Angels signed C Robinzon Diaz to a minor league contract.

Diaz hasn't appeared in the majors since 2009 but did bat .318/.352/.444 with seven homers over 211 plate appearances at Triple-A in Rangers organization this past season. He'll give the Halos some depth in the minors.
Fri, Dec 23, 2011 02:51:00 PM

Rangers signed C Robinzon Diaz to a minor league contract.

Diaz, 27, posted a rough .255/.269/.351 batting line across 262 plate appearances for the Tigers' Triple-A affiliate in 2010. He probably won't make it to the big leagues this year unless Texas is ravaged by injuries.
Tue, Jan 25, 2011 01:49:00 PM

Tigers signed C Robinzon Diaz to a minor league contract.

The contract comes with an invitation to spring training. Diaz, 26, batted .279/.307/.357 with one home run and 19 RBI in 129 at-bats with the Pirates in '09. He'll fight for the backup catching gig in Detroit.
Tue, Dec 8, 2009 06:44:00 PM

According to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Tigers have signed catcher Robinzon Diaz.

Diaz was unconditionally released by the Pirates last month. It's not yet clear if it's a minor or major league deal, as the financial terms have not been released. The 26-year-old backstop batted .279/.307/.357 with one home run and 19 RBI in 129 at-bats with the Pirates in '09.
Tue, Dec 8, 2009 03:41:00 PM

Robinzon Diaz cleared waivers and has been unconditionally released.

Diaz was designated for assignment by the Pirates last week. The 26-year-old was out of minor league options. He batted .279/.307/.357 with one home run and 19 RBI in 129 at-bats with the Pirates this season. The Pirates, however, had no room for a player stuck behind Ryan Doumit and Jason Jaramillo on the depth chart.
Mon, Nov 30, 2009 04:41:00 PM

Pirates designated catcher Robinzon Diaz for assignment.

Diaz, 25, was out of major league options. He batted .279/.307/.357 with one home run and 19 RBI in 129 at-bats with the Pirates this season, however he was behind Ryan Doumit and Jason Jaramillo on the depth chart.
Fri, Nov 20, 2009 10:04:00 PM

Pirates recalled catcher Robinzon Diaz from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Diaz, 25, will serve as an emergency catcher for the Pirates over the regular season's final few weeks. He hit .268/.308/.349 with three home runs and 15 RBI in 149 at-bats for Indy this season.
Tue, Sep 8, 2009 10:30:00 AM

Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Tigers have interest in Robinzon Diaz.

The Pirates might look to deal from a strength, as they are one of a few teams in the majors with major-league ready depth at the position. Look for other potential suitors to join the mix. The 25-year-old Diaz is batting .295 with a homer and 15 RBI for the Buccos this season. He is currently playing for Triple-A Indianapolis.
Mon, Jul 27, 2009 01:08:00 PM

In a surprise C Robinzon Diaz is batting fifth for the Pirates Tuesday.

Diaz has an 8-for-18 line against right-handers and has gone 6-for-15 over the last four games. Clearly, John Russell is riding the hot hand.
Tue, May 12, 2009 03:39:00 PM

Robinzon Diaz went 2-for-3 and hit his first major league homer Thursday against the Cardinals.

The homer came in his 23rd career at-bat. He was making his fourth start of this season since being called up when Ryan Doumit went down. Diaz homered once every 156.4 at-bats during his time in the minors.
Thu, May 7, 2009 05:03:00 PM

Pirates recalled C Robinzon Diaz from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Diaz takes the roster spot created by Ryan Doumit (wrist) hitting the DL, and if the Pirates give him enough playing time, his ability to hit for average could make an impact in NL-only leagues. Diaz was hitting .350 (7-for-20) with a double and three RBI in six games for Triple-A Indianapolis.
Tue, Apr 21, 2009 04:26:00 PM

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