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Juan Diaz | Shortstop

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Pirates signed INF Juan Diaz to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
The 27-year-old hasn't seen any big league action since a five-game stint with the Indians in 2012. He resided in the Marlins organization in 2015, slashing .272/.315/.373 with five homers and 35 RBI in 110 contests at Triple-A New Orleans. Sat, Jan 9, 2016 09:55:00 AM

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White Sox signed INF Juan Diaz to a minor league contract.

The 25-year-old spent the 2014 campaign in the Marlins organization where he slashed .278/.310/.418 with 12 homers and 63 RBI in 131 games at Triple-A New Orleans. He could have a chance to crack the White Sox roster as a utility infielder.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 09:01:00 AM

Marlins signed INF Juan Diaz to a minor league contract.

It's not clear whether he'll be given an invitation to spring training. Diaz got in five games at the big league level in 2012, but the soon-to-be 25-year-old has failed to develop as a prospect.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 05:12:00 PM

Indians outrighted INF Juan Diaz to Triple-A Columbus.

Diaz was designated for assignment on Sunday in order to clear room on the 40-man roster. The 24-year-old hit .242/.317/.348 with eight homers, 45 RBI and a 46/129 BB/K ratio at Triple-A this season.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 03:08:00 PM

Indians designated INF Juan Diaz for assignment.

Diaz is a career .256/.314/.364 hitter over eight minor league seasons and didn't do much with a cup of coffee last year. He's just 24, so it's possible someone looking for a utility infielder will give him a look.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 10:36:00 AM

Indians optioned INF Juan Diaz to Triple-A Columbus.

He's clearing room for the recently acquired John McDonald. Diaz will return to an ugly .211/.275/.316 batting line at Triple-A.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 06:38:00 PM

Indians recalled INF Juan Diaz from Triple-A Columbus.

Diaz, 24, was batting .211/.275/.316 through 52 games this season in Triple A. He'll serve as a backup infielder while Asdrubal Cabrera (quad) is on the disabled list.
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 03:09:00 PM

Indians optioned INF Juan Diaz to Triple-A Columbus.

Diaz will act as organizational infield depth this season for the Indians. He has a .681 career OPS in the minors.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 12:00:00 PM

Indians recalled INF Juan Diaz from Triple-A Columbus.

Diaz batted .266/.314/.429 with 13 homers between Double- and Triple-A this season and even earned a brief call-up. He could compete for a utility spot next spring.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 03:17:00 PM

Indians optioned INF Juan Diaz to Double-A Akron.

Cleveland chose to keep three catchers on the roster in lieu of Carlos Santana's return from a concussion, which cost Diaz his spot. The Dominican shortstop returned to a paltry .232/.280/.348 line on the farm.
Tue, Jun 5, 2012 04:01:00 PM

Indians recalled INF Juan Diaz from Double-A Akron.

Diaz was batting just .232/.280/.348 with three homers at Akron. He'll provide infield depth.
Fri, May 25, 2012 12:30:00 PM

Indians purchased the contract of INF Juan Diaz from Double-A Akron.

The move protects him from MLB's Rule 5 Draft in December. Diaz, who turns 23 next month, was acquired from the Mariners last year in the Russell Branyan deal. The Dominican shortstop batted .255/.310/.368 with nine homers, 60 RBI, nine stolen bases and a .678 OPS over 569 plate appearances this season at the Double-A level.
Sat, Nov 19, 2011 12:21:00 AM

Indians acquired SS Juan Diaz and OF Ezequiel Carrera from the Mariners for 1B Russell Branyan.

Diaz is still very raw, but at 21 years of age he is quite a nice get for the 34-year-old Branyan. The young shortstop was batting .295 with a 779 OPS, seven home runs and 41 RBI in 254 at-bats at high Single-A High Desert. He will start his Indians career with Single-A Kinston.
Sun, Jun 27, 2010 12:17:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Elias Diaz
1B1Josh Bell
2B1Josh Harrison
2Adam Frazier
3Sean Rodriguez
4Max Moroff
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Colin Moran
2David Freese
3Jung Ho Kang
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Adam Frazier
CF1Starling Marte
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
S1Ivan Nova
2Jameson Taillon
3Chad Kuhl
4Trevor Williams
5Joe Musgrove
6Steven Brault
Relief Pitcher
R1Felipe Vázquez
2Michael Feliz
3George Kontos
4Edgar Santana
5Kyle Crick
6Enny Romero
7Tyler Glasnow
8A.J. Schugel
9Richard Rodriguez
10Nik Turley
11Nick Burdi