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Didi Gregorius | Shortstop

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said on WFAN on Friday that Didi Gregorius will platoon with Brendan Ryan at shortstop to begin 2015 due to his struggles against left-handed pitching.
Gregorius has a measly .490 OPS over 180 plate appearances against southpaws in the big leagues, so a platoon makes sense on paper, but Ryan isn't the best partner with an equally-modest .556 OPS off lefties from 2012-2014. We're guessing Gregorius will get the full job outright before long. Fri, Dec 5, 2014 04:42:00 PM

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Yankees acquired SS Didi Gregorius from the Diamondbacks.

It's a three-team deal, with the Diamondbacks set to receive left-hander Robbie Ray and Domingo Leyba from the Tigers for Greene. Following an all-time great like Derek Jeter is a very difficult task, but Gregorius is an immediate upgrade defensively at shortstop and there still might be some untapped potential in his bat. He doesn't turn 25 until February and is under team control through 2019.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 01:58:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Yankees have acquired shortstop Didi Gregorius from the Diamondbacks.

It's part of a three-team deal with the Tigers. According to various reports, the Tigers will get Shane Greene from the Yankees in the deal while two players (Robbie Ray and Domingo Leyba, according to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi) will head to Arizona from Detroit. No official announcement has been made regarding the trade, but the Yankees have secured their replacement for Derek Jeter.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 10:21:00 AM

Sweeny Murti of WFAN reports that the Yankees are working on a three-team deal with the Diamondbacks and Tigers which would land them shortstop Didi Gregorius.

There's your Derek Jeter replacement. The Yankees would send Shane Greene to Detroit in the deal while the Tigers would trade two pitchers to Arizona. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic hears that Robbie Ray could be one of them. Gregorius owns a lowly .243/.313/.366 batting line in the majors, but he's considered a plus-defender and doesn't turn 25 until February.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 09:58:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Didi Gregorius is the Diamondbacks' most popular player in trade inquiries.

There are a number of teams (Dodgers, Mets, Yankees) looking for shortstops and Troy Tulowitzki and Starlin Castro figure to be very expensive via trade, so it makes sense. Gregorius has a lowly .243/.313/.366 batting line in the majors, but he's a solid defender and he's expendable for the D-Backs due to the presence of Chris Owings.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 08:31:00 AM

Didi Gregorius collected three doubles Monday in the defeat of the Twins.

Gregorius had just six doubles in 246 at-bats this year before suddenly turning into Earl Webb tonight. In truth, he's been a disaster offensively for two months now, though that hasn't stopped the Diamondbacks from playing him regularly at shortstop. It'd be for the best if they went back to Chris Owings there next year, with Aaron Hill probably sticking around to play second.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 11:54:00 PM

Didi Gregorius went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in a losing effort against the Rockies on Friday.

His triple and subsequent run scored came in the ninth inning with the game already well out reach. Even with the two-hit effort, he's hitting just .209/.282/.351 on the season.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 12:08:00 AM

Didi Gregorius went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored to lead the Diamondbacks past the Padres 8-6 on Sunday.

Gregorius has now scored twice in back-to-back games. He added an RBI single in the eighth inning. The shortstop has struggled at the dish this year, batting a meager .211/.286/.351 in 69 games this season.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 10:28:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals showed interest in Didi Gregorius prior to the trade deadline.

It was before they ended up acquiring Asdrubal Cabrera, as the plan would have been to play Gregorius at second base. However, Gregorius would have also served as long-term protection at shortstop should the Nats not be able to sign Ian Desmond to an extension. Desmond will be a free agent after next season.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 10:27:00 AM

Didi Gregorius ended an 0-for-21 slump on Monday, going 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Monday's 11-inning 5-4 loss to the Nationals.

Entering the contest, Gregorius last notched a hit on August 9. He had taken 25 trips to the plate between hits. The slump ended with a third-inning single. Gregorius struck what at the time appeared to be a big blow, hitting a two-run home run in the top of the eighth to put the D'Backs on top 3-2, but it wasn't enough. Gregorius has been underwhelming at the plate, slashing .226/.308/.384 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 187 plate appearances.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 10:50:00 PM

Didi Gregorius made his first career start at second base on Saturday.

With Aaron Hill getting a day off, Gregorius got the call after starting his first 104 career games at shortstop. That Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson is finding a way to get his bat in the lineup is no surprise -- he has four hits, four runs scored and two home runs in his two games since being recalled. Chris Owings started at shortstop on Saturday.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 09:05:00 PM

Didi Gregorius hit his second leadoff homer in as many starts Friday against the Braves.

We're not sure this is a good thing for the Diamondbacks. Chris Owings was doing very steady work as the team's shortstop -- he was hitting .285/.323/.462 in 186 at-bats -- yet now he's taken a seat in favor of Gregorius two of the last three games. Gregorius, of course, started out like gangbusters last year, too, but quickly turned mediocre afterwards, which allowed Owings to win the job this spring. Gregorius may well be one of the game's 30 best shortstops, but Owings is better and doesn't deserve to sit against right-handers. The best-case scenario for Arizona would be if Gregorius's quick start could allow him to bring back a quality young outfielder or pitcher in trade.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 01:11:00 AM

Diamondbacks recalled INF Didi Gregorius from Triple-A Reno.

He'll replace the injured Cliff Pennington (thumb) on the active roster and will serve as Chris Owings' backup. Gregorius, last year's starting shortstop for Arizona, was hitting .310/.389/.447 through 57 games in Triple-A this season.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 12:27:00 PM

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets "continue to monitor" Didi Gregorius.

The Mets had talks with the D'Backs during spring training about the shortstop, but nothing ever materialized. Arizona's recent addition of Tony La Russa as Chief Baseball Officer could complicate any potential trades they'd make in the near term, so it's doubtful a deal is going to happen anytime soon. Martino notes that Brad Miller and Nick Franklin "remain possibilities", although "there has been nothing lately" as far as talks go between the Mets and Mariners. The Mets also want to give Wilmer Flores a shot at shortstop.
Wed, May 21, 2014 01:12:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned INF Didi Gregorius to Triple-A Reno.

The 24-year-old struggled with the bat in Cactus League play, slashing .222/.255/.267 in 45 at-bats, losing out on the team's starting shortstop job to Chris Owings. The team is exploring trade options for him, but until he earns a full-time gig someplace, he remains irrelevant in most fantasy leagues.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 04:14:00 PM

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C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
3John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Stephen Drew
2Robert Refsnyder
3Nick Noonan
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Jose Pirela
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
3Slade Heathcott
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Tyler Austin
DH1Alex Rodriguez
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3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Chris Capuano
6Scott Baker
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3David Carpenter
4Justin Wilson
5Adam Warren
6Chasen Shreve
7Bryan Mitchell
8Chase Whitley
9Esmil Rogers
10Branden Pinder
11Chris Martin
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