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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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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. Jul 23 - 11:10 AM
Source: Miami Herald

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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.
Jul 4 - 4:04 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.
Jun 22 - 9:50 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.
Jun 21 - 7:37 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.
Jun 3 - 10:19 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
Jun 2 - 4:32 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.
May 21 - 11:34 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.
Apr 16 - 9:59 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.
Apr 14 - 11:03 PM

Derek Dietrich was scratched from the Marlins' lineup on Saturday due to tightness in his lower back.

Jeff Baker will start at second base instead. Dietrich is presumably going to be labeled as "day-to-day."
Apr 12 - 6:18 PM

Derek Dietrich homered and stole a base in Friday's loss to the Phillies.

Dietrich blasted a two-run shot off A.J. Burnett in the top of the second inning for his second home run of the season. The stolen base was his first. Rafael Furcal is finally making some progress from his hamstring injury, but Dietrich should continue to have value in NL-only leagues for now.
Apr 11 - 10:56 PM

Derek Dietrich singled in two runs and walked in the game against the Cardinals on Thursday.

Dietrich was left with a non-displaced fracture at the top of his nose after taking a ball off the face last week, but he's been able to keep playing and now he'll have a spot on the Opening Day roster, if only because of Rafael Furcal's injury. He should start at second base initially, giving him a little NL-only value.
Mar 27 - 4:27 PM

Derek Dietrich was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture at the top of his nose.

Dietrich suffered the injury during Thursday's Grapefruit League game when a ball took a bad hop and hit him in the face. The good news is that he won't require surgery and will simply need protective to wear. The Marlins are calling him day-to-day.
Mar 20 - 4:09 PM

Derek Dietrich sustained a cut on his upper nose Thursday when he was struck with a groundball.

The ball took a bad hop and caught him right in the face. Dietrich was joking about it after the game and should be fine for the start of the regular season. He is competing to be the fill-in second baseman while Rafael Furcal battles hamstring problems.
Mar 20 - 3:46 PM

Derek Dietrich was removed from Thursday's Grapefruit League game after taking a grounder to the face.

The grounder took a bad hop and struck Dietrich right in the nose. He was bleeding and had to be helped to the clubhouse. The Marlins should have an update soon.
Mar 20 - 2:33 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Garrett Jones
2Jeff Baker
2B1Rafael Furcal
2Derek Dietrich
3Jordany Valdespin
4Enrique Hernandez
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Casey McGehee
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Nathan Eovaldi
2Henderson Alvarez
3Tom Koehler
4Jarred Cosart
5Brad Hand
6Jacob Turner
7Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Carter Capps
6Chris Hatcher
7Sam Dyson
8Kevin Gregg
9Dan Jennings