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Derek Dietrich | Second Baseman | #32

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / TB
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Derek Dietrich (foot) went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in his return to the lineup Friday versus the Rockies.
Dietrich was held out of the starting lineup on Tuesday and limited to pinch-hitting duties on Wednesday after he was hit in the left foot by a pitch on Monday, but fortunately it was nothing serious. The 26-year-old was back in the leadoff spot on Friday and has produced a solid .299/.380/.454 batting line through 58 games this season. Jun 17 - 11:55 PM

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Derek Dietrich (foot) grounded out as a pinch-hitter Wednesday in the Marlins' loss to the Padres.

The good news is Dietrich's left foot is probably fine. He was hit by a pitch there Monday and didn't play at all Tuesday, but look for the second baseman to return to the Marlins' starting lineup for Friday night's series opener against the visiting Rockies. Dietrich has an impressive .294/.378/.453 batting line in 57 games this season.
Jun 16 - 5:16 AM

Derek Dietrich is headed for X-rays on his injured left foot.

Dietrich wasn't at batting practice today after getting hit by a pitch Monday against the Padres. He never left the game but manager Don Mattingly has wisely given him the night off on Tuesday. Utility man Miguel Rojas will take over at second base and bat eighth against left-hander Drew Pomeranz. For now, consider Dietrich day-to-day.
Jun 14 - 8:51 PM

Derek Dietrich (wrist) is not starting Thursday.

Dietrich took a Tony Watson fastball off his left wrist on Wednesday night but thankfully only suffered a bone bruise. He's considered day-to-day. Miguel Rojas will start at second base versus Pittsburgh.
Jun 2 - 2:23 PM

Derek Dietrich has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his left wrist.

That should be received as good news. Dietrich was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Pirates after taking a Tony Watson fastball square off his wrist and he looked to be in serious pain as he made his way into the dugout and down the clubhouse steps. But fortunately X-rays turned up negative and Dietrich is listed as day-to-day. He's sporting an impressive .311/.403/.496 batting line in 47 games as the Marlins' fill-in second baseman.
Jun 2 - 9:03 AM

Derek Dietrich was removed from Wednesday's game against the Pirates after taking a Tony Watson pitch off his left wrist.

Watson threw a 92 mph fastball that struck Dietrich square on the wrist. He was in serious pain and clutching his lower left arm all the way down into the clubhouse. There should be an update from the Marlins shortly. Dietrich has been doing a tremendous job filling in for Dee Gordon, batting .311/.403/.496 in 47 games as the Marlins' starting second baseman.
Jun 1 - 10:14 PM

Derek Dietrich (head) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Pirates.

Dietrich was hit in the head by a ball which ricocheted off a wall in the dugout, but fortunately he was cleared of concussion symptoms. He came off the bench to replace the injured Miguel Rojas (shoulder) on Monday and should be good to go moving forward.
May 31 - 3:16 PM

Derek Dietrich came off the bench Monday and went 0-for-2 against the Pirates.

The Marlins were planning on giving Dietrich the night off after he was hit in the head by a foul ball on Sunday, but he had been cleared to play and he entered the game at second base after Miguel Rojas was hurt.
May 30 - 9:57 PM

Derek Dietrich was cleared of concussion symptoms.

Dietrich took a ricocheted ball off the back of his head Sunday while sitting in the dugout but apparently came away mostly unscathed. He showed up at Marlins Park in good spirits Monday. Miami's fill-in second baseman is slashing .325/.416/.524 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 44 games this season.
May 30 - 3:30 PM

X-rays came back negative after Derek Dietrich was hit in the back of the head by a line drive which ricocheted off a wall in the dugout during Sunday's game against the Braves.

Dietrich went 3-for-3 with a home run, a walk, and a career-high four RBI before being hit by the liner in the ninth inning. He was on the ground for several minutes before eventually walking to the clubhouse, but never lost consciousness. He was expected to remain in Atlanta overnight for evaluation. The Marlins should have more information on his status on Monday.
May 30 - 12:26 AM

Batting leadoff, Derek Dietrich went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in Monday's win over the Brewers.

His triple to lead off the seventh inning turned into a little league home run when Yadiel Rivera's throw into third base hit Dietrich and allowed the Marlins infielder to circle the bases. Thrust into an everyday role following Dee Gordon's suspension, Dietrich is now batting .333/.417/.603 on the season.
May 9 - 10:34 PM

Derek Dietrich went 2-for-3 with an RBI against the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

Dietrich opened the scoring with an RBI single in the second inning. He's been drawing more starts as his hot hitting has continued, making his sixth start at second base on Thursday. He'll continue to find his way into the lineup while he's batting .319/.429/.596 overall.
May 5 - 11:13 PM

Derek Dietrich made the start at second base Friday against the Brewers and finished 0-for-3.

With Dee Gordon serving his 80-game PED suspension, Dietrich will see an uptick in playing time. The Marlins could end up playing him at third base and Martin Prado at second, but they didn’t change their alignment on Friday. Dietrich had 10 homers with an .802 OPS last season and is batting .290/.389/.548 through 17 games this season, so he deserves to be on the radar in deeper mixed fantasy leagues.
Apr 30 - 12:50 AM

Derek Dietrich got a rare start on Wednesday against the Nationals and smashed his first homer of the campaign, a solo shot in the fifth inning.

Dietrich has only 14 plate appearances halfway through the month of April, so playing time has been hard to come by. He celebrated a rare start with a 411-foot homer off Yusmeiro Petit. The 26-year-old has been a nice option of the bench for Miami, hitting .417/.500/.833 with two doubles and a homer, so perhaps he'll begin cracking the lineup a bit more in the future.
Apr 20 - 10:03 PM

Derek Dietrich went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts Wednesday against the Nationals and is 2-for-17 this spring.

Dietrich was one of the Marlins' best hitters when he go it to play last year, coming in at .256/.346/.456 in 250 at-bats. Still, instead of carving out a bigger role for him, the Marlins seem set up to give him less playing time this year. He'll back up Martin Prado at third and see occasional starts in left, but his outfield time could be pretty limited while Ichiro continues his slow chase for 3,000.
Mar 16 - 3:43 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Chris Johnson
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Cole Gillespie
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Tom Koehler
4Adam Conley
5Paul Clemens
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Mike Dunn
3Kyle Barraclough
4Bryan Morris
5Dustin McGowan
6David Phelps
7Nick Wittgren
8Brian Ellington
9Nefi Ogando
10Carter Capps