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Dayan Viciedo | Outfielder

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Recent News reports that Dayan Viciedo is nearing a contract with the Chunichi Dragons of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball.
Viciedo spent all of 2015 at the Triple-A level with a couple different teams, batting .287/.348/.450 with eight home runs across 276 plate appearances. He'll turn just 27 in March but has apparently decided signing with a club overseas is his best option. Nov 27 - 1:34 PM

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White Sox signed OF Dayan Viciedo to a minor league contract.

Viciedo was granted his release from Oakland earlier this week. Chicago has already assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte. This marks Viciedo's second stint with the White Sox after hitting 66 home runs in 483 games for the Pale Hose from 2010 to 2014. He'll work at first base, only playing outfield if there's an emergency.
Aug 1 - 4:17 PM

Athletics released OF Dayan Viciedo.

The veteran slugger opted out of his deal and was granted his release from the Athletics. He'll look to latch on elsewhere on a minor league pact.
Jul 30 - 6:43 PM

Athletics signed free agent OF Dayan Viciedo.

Viciedo was released by the Blue Jays on March 31. While he did almost nothing this spring, he's a career .254/.298/.424 hitter (plus a .291/.331/.507 line against lefties over 487 plate appearances) and at 26 years old, it's not a bad flier by the A's. Especially given the injury histories of outfielders Coco Crisp and Josh Reddick.
Jun 12 - 3:53 PM

Blue Jays released OF Dayan Viciedo.

Viciedo would have made $2.8 million if he was in the majors this season. He was hitting close to the Mendoza Line in spring ball, with no homers and no walks, so this decision doesn't come as much of a surprise. The outfielder will try to catch on elsewhere.
Mar 31 - 11:42 AM

Dayan Viciedo went 0-for-4 against the Orioles on Wednesday, dropping his average to .219.

Viciedo has no homers and no walks in 33 at-bats. It's starting to look like he won't have a spot on the Jays, not with the team having to pay him $2.8 million if he's in the major leagues.
Mar 25 - 5:48 PM

Dayan Viciedo was scratched from Monday's Grapefruit League game due to a right foot infection.

It's not clear whether the infection is serious. Viciedo signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays on February 28 that will pay him $2.8 million while he's in the major leagues. If his health cooperates, he should get starts at DH and in left field this year against left-handed pitching.
Mar 9 - 2:52 PM

Blue Jays signed OF Dayan Viciedo to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The deal will pay Viciedo $2.5 million if he makes the team out of spring. Viciedo can be a useful player against left-handed pitching, but his days as a viable everyday starting outfielder have gone. Viciedo hit 21 homers last season, so at the very least he can provide some additional pop for the Jays.
Feb 28 - 8:55 PM

A source tells Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that the Blue Jays and OF Dayan Viciedo have agreed on a minor league deal.

No terms were known. Viciedo was cut loose by the White Sox but still has some value as a right-handed power hitter. The 25-year-old hit 21 homers in 523 at-bats this past season. With Michael Saunders out for a period of time to start the year, he could see time as a starter with the Jays in the early going if he breaks camp with the club.
Feb 28 - 8:19 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Athletics and Blue Jays are among the teams talking to Dayan Viciedo.

Both clubs have an opening in left field following Michael Saunders' (knee) injury, so it makes sense. Viciedo is a poor defender and has a career .298 OPS, but he's also slugged 60 homers over the last three seasons. His ideal landing spot for fantasy purposes would be in Toronto, where his power would play well at Rogers Centre.
Feb 27 - 5:44 PM

According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Indians remain interested in Dayan Viciedo but only if he accepts a minor league deal.

Viciedo was designated for assignment by the White Sox at the end of January and then given his outright release in early February. Multiple teams have come knocking since, but the 25-year-old is probably holding out for a guaranteed major league roster spot. He is a bad defensive outfielder and posted a rough .686 OPS in 2014 with the White Sox, though his power should eventually land him a spot in some team's camp.
Feb 25 - 4:07 PM

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Indians are interested in free agent Dayan Viciedo.

Viciedo has garnered some interest since being released in early February but nothing has advanced to the point of being serious. With the Indians, Viciedo would fill a part-time role -- the club's starting outfield is already set with Michael Brantley, Michael Bourn and David Murphy. The 25-year-old had previously been seeking a starting gig, so it's unclear whether he would accept a deal to be a bench player with the Tribe. The outfielder has also had some interest from the Reds since being released by the White Sox.
Feb 14 - 8:57 PM

Mark Sheldon of reports the Reds and free agent Dayan Viciedo may not be a match on a deal.

"We talked to his representative but I don’t know if we have a fit for him," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. "They’re looking for more playing time. With our outfield the way it is, I don’t see it as a good fit." Viciedo was seen as a possibility for the Reds given that two of their projected starters bat left-handed, but their starting outfield currently has no openings for Viciedo to play every day. Once his demands come down -- no team is likely to guarantee Viciedo a starting role -- he may still find a home in Cincinnati.
Feb 7 - 4:58 PM

John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Reds are interested in Dayan Viciedo.

The Reds traded for Marlon Byrd earlier this offseason, but they're evidently still interested in added some punch from the right side. Viciedo would surely come cheap after being released by the White Sox earlier this week, though he might be able to find another team willing to offer him more playing time.
Feb 6 - 5:59 PM

White Sox released OF Dayan Viciedo.

The White Sox designated Viciedo for assignment last week, but they were unable to find any takers on the trade front. However, he shouldn't have much trouble attracting interest in free agency. His pop could come in handy, even in a part-time role. Contracts through arbitration aren't fully guaranteed, but the White Sox will still owe Viciedo $733,000 of his originally agreed upon $4.4 million salary for 2015.
Feb 4 - 2:53 PM