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Derek Dietrich | Second Baseman

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 201
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Marlins optioned INF Derek Dietrich to Triple-A New Orleans.
Dietrich has showed some potential at times, but the Marlins' moves over the winter made it inevitable that he would likely begin 2015 in the minors. However, he figures to surface at some point soon, likely as a bench player. Mar 18 - 9:27 AM

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Derek Dietrich homered off Bruce Billings in the bottom of the ninth to give the Marlins a 2-1 win over the Nationals on Tuesday.

While a lot of players might not care much about wins and losses in spring training, they almost all want to avoid extra innings, making Dietrich something of a hero today. The 25-year-old Dietrich is splitting time between second and third this spring as he attempts to make the Marlins as a bench player. It's probably not going to happen for him, even though he'd seem to offer the best bat of the competitors.
Mar 10 - 5:04 PM

Derek Dietrich singled, walked and knocked in two runs off the bench as the Marlins topped the University of Miami 7-1 on Tuesday.

Dietrich had a solid .712 OPS in 158 major league at-bats and an exceptional 1.019 OPS in 98 Triple-A at-bats last season, but by going out and getting Dee Gordon and Martin Prado over the winter, the Marlins made it clear they're not ready to count on him. He'll probably head back to Triple-A and wait for something to open up. He has really good pop for a second baseman, though his unexceptional range probably makes him a better fit at third.
Mar 3 - 4:19 PM

Derek Dietrich left Tuesday's Dominican Winter League game with an ankle injury.

The good news is that X-rays came back negative, so Dietrich should be fine. The young infielder will compete for a bench job in spring training.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 08:38:00 PM

Marlins activated INF Derek Dietrich from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A New Orleans.

Dietrich is recovered from his right wrist strain, but he'll remain in the minors until rosters expand in September. He has hit .228/.326/.386 this year for the Fish.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 04:15:00 PM

Derek Dietrich (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment at High-A Jupiter on Saturday.

Dietrich has missed the last five weeks of action with a strained right wrist but is ready for game action again. It's not clear how many rehab games he might need before being activated.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 11:19:00 PM

Derek Dietrich (wrist) has yet to resume baseball activities.

Dietrich has already missed three weeks with a strained right wrist and obviously he's not close to returning. The Marlins have been going with Jordany Valdespin at second base with both Dietrich and Rafael Furcal (hamstring) out.
Source: Miami Herald
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 11:10:00 AM

Marlins placed 2B Derek Dietrich on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 2, with a right wrist strain.

He evidently must have suffered the strain on Tuesday. It's not clear at this point how long Dietrich will be sidelined. Donovan Solano will handle second base while Dietrich is out.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 04:04:00 PM

Marlins recalled 2B Derek Dietrich from Triple-A New Orleans.

He should play regularly at second base for a while with Rafael Furcal (hamstring) going back on the disabled list. Dietrich is hitting .246/.342/.431 with five homers over 41 games at the big league level this season. He batted .340/.431/.720 with six longballs over 13 games for New Orleans.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 09:50:00 AM

Derek Dietrich will join the Marlins on Sunday.

Dietrich is needed as a fill-in for Rafael Furcal, who was diagnosed with a left hamstring cramp Saturday. It's not clear yet if Furcal is going to be placed on the 15-day disabled list, but that seems possible.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 07:37:00 PM

Marlins optioned 2B Derek Dietrich to Triple-A New Orleans.

Manager Mike Redmond said Monday that he planned to keep Dietrich out of the lineup for a few days in order to "clear his head," but the decision has been made to going ahead and send him down. A corresponding move hasn't been announced, but it's possible Rafael Furcal (groin, hamstring) will return from the DL.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 10:19:00 PM

Marlins manager Mike Redmond plans to keep Derek Dietrich out of the lineup for a couple of days in order to "clear his head."

Dietrich is tied for the National League lead at second base with seven errors and made a pair of defensive miscues on Sunday. "I've given him a couple days off earlier in the year just to kind of clear his head," said Redmond. "Sometimes it's like anything. It's like offense. You just need a couple days to clear your head and relax. A lot of times that works. I think it worked before. We gave him a couple days off and let him relax. He seemed to play much better after that. I'm hoping that's the key." While Dietrich has struggled defensively, the 24-year-old is batting .246 with five home runs and a respectable .773 OPS over 41 games.
Source: Miami Herald
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 04:32:00 PM

Derek Dietrich went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, a triple, and three runs scored in Wednesday's rout of the Phillies.

Dietrich doubled and tripled in his first two at-bats, putting him on an early cycle watch. The second baseman has cooled off considerably after a torrid start to the season, but still maintains a respectable .250/.355/.462 slash line.
Wed, May 21, 2014 11:34:00 PM

Derek Dietrich went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run as the Marlins lost to the Nationals on Wednesday.

Dietrich accounted for all of the Marlins' offense, taking Tanner Roark deep in the bottom of the fourth inning, his third homer of the season. With Rafael Furcal making progress, Dietrich's playing time could soon be significantly reduced. He'll have to keep hitting to make the Marlins reconsider.
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 09:59:00 PM

Derek Dietrich returned to action on Monday and went 1-for-4 against the Nationals.

Dietrich missed two games due to lower back tightness. He's logging most of the time at second base for the Marlins in Rafael Furcal's absence.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 11:03:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
3J.T. Realmuto
1B1Michael Morse
2Jeff Baker
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Jarred Cosart
4Dan Haren
5Tom Koehler
6David Phelps
7Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Sam Dyson
6Brad Hand
7Jose Urena
8Aaron Crow