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Aledmys Diaz | Shortstop | #36

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2014 / UDFA / STL
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Aledmys Diaz paid tribute to his friend Jose Fernandez on Tuesday, hitting a grand slam en route to the Cardinals' 12-5 drubbing of the Reds.
Diaz, who was away from the Cardinals on Monday to be with Fernandez's family in Miami, smacked a Robert Stephenson fastball into the left-center field bleachers to give the Cardinals a 5-2 lead in the bottom fourth inning Tuesday night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. As he touched home plate he pointed to the sky in remembrance of his boyhood friend, and again Diaz gestured to the heavens after a curtain call from Cardinals fans. The 26-year-old shortstop will surely be playing with a heavy heart for as long as the Cards stay in it, but Tuesday was a moment he likely won't forget. Sep 28 - 1:13 AM

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Aledmys Diaz is back in the Cardinals' lineup on Tuesday night against the Reds.

Diaz was excused from the club on Monday to visit and mourn with the family of Jose Fernandez in Miami. The two grew up together in Cuba. Diaz will start at shortstop and bat seventh Tuesday versus Reds right-hander Robert Stephenson.
Sep 27 - 4:08 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that Aledmys Diaz traveled to Miami on Monday to be with family and close friends following the tragic passing of Jose Fernandez.

Diaz was childhood friends and neighbors with Fernandez, who was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident. "That was a place he needed to be today," said Matheny.
Sep 26 - 7:10 PM

Aledmys Diaz is out of the Cardinals' lineup Monday versus the Reds.

Diaz, who was childhood friends and neighbors with Jose Fernandez, was also out of the lineup on Sunday. The club will allow him to leave the team for Fernandez's funeral if he chooses to do so. Jedd Gyorko is playing shortstop Monday.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Sep 26 - 5:02 PM

Aledmys Diaz is not in the Cardinals starting lineup for Sunday night's game against the Cubs.

It's unclear if Diaz was going to sit out anyways, or if manager Mike Matheny is giving him a day to grieve after his childhood friend and neighbor, Jose Fernandez, was killed in a tragic boating accident early Sunday morning.
Sep 25 - 4:54 PM

Aledmys Diaz said Friday that his right arm is feeling fine.

"I'm good," Diaz said. The shortstop is out of the Cardinals' lineup Friday for the second time in three games since manager Mike Matheny said Diaz was dealing with some arm strength issues. He's started only seven of 12 contests since returning from the disabled list. It doesn't make sense that Diaz would be sitting if he's healthy, so it seems likely that something is going on here.
Sep 23 - 12:27 PM

Aledmys Diaz is absent from the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

He's now been on the bench for two of the last three games and has started just seven of 12 contests since being activated from the disabled list. Manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that Diaz has been having issues with arm strength, although it's unclear if that's why he's not playing Friday. Jedd Gyorko is at shortstop. Brandon Moss is also on the bench Friday, as the Cards are going with Matt Adams at first base and Kolten Wong in left field.

Aledmys Diaz is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon at Coors Field.

Diaz is still trying to rebuild some strength in his throwing arm after missing six weeks with a fractured right thumb, so Jedd Gyorko took a turn at shortstop on Tuesday. Diaz, back at shortstop Wednesday, has an impressive .884 OPS in 103 games this season as a rookie.
Sep 21 - 12:08 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that Aledmys Diaz is having issues with arm strength.

Diaz just missed six weeks with a hairline fracture in his right thumb and hasn't had much time to get back into the groove of things like infield throws. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said trainers noticed Diaz altering his throwing motion from the shortstop position in Monday's series opener at Coors Field. Jedd Gyorko will start at short on Tuesday, though Diaz is expected to return Wednesday.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 20 - 7:41 PM

Aledmys Diaz is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night in Colorado.

Jedd Gyorko will start at shortstop and bat second versus Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. Diaz went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in Monday's series opener at Coors Field but still boasts an .884 OPS over his first 103 major league games. Maybe the thumb is still an issue?
Sep 20 - 7:07 PM

Aledmys Diaz slugged his 16th home run of the season Sunday in the Cardinals' defeat of the Giants.

It was a two-run shot to left off Giants starter Albert Suarez in the top of the third inning. Diaz also tallied his 26th double of the season against Suarez in the first inning, finishing 2-for-4 and improving his already-impressive OPS from .883 to .895. The rookie shortstop from Cuba has been a terrific find for St. Louis.
Sep 18 - 7:25 PM

Aledmys Diaz is not in the Cardinals starting lineup for Thursday's showdown against the Giants.

The Cardinals want to give him a breather after a pair of starts being that he was just activated from the disabled list. It'll be Jedd Gyorko starting at shortstop and batting second against Johnny Cueto on Thursday.
Sep 15 - 7:09 PM

Aledmys Diaz is batting second for the Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon against the Cubs.

Diaz went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and a walk as the No. 8 hitter on Tuesday night, a big 4-2 win for the host Cardinals. It was his first start since July 31, when he suffered a hairline fracture in his right thumb on a hit-by-pitch. The rookie shortstop from Cuba boasts a .908 OPS through 98 major league games.
Sep 14 - 11:24 AM

Aledmys Diaz finished 2-for-2 with a two-run home run and the Cardinals doubled up the Cubs 4-2 on Tuesday.

Making his first start since July 31, when he sustained a hairline fracture in his right thumb, Diaz wasted little time making his presence felt. He hit the first pitch he saw from Jason Hammel into the left field stands, his 15th homer of the year. He's now got 59 RBI and 65 runs scored to go with a .315/.380/.528 line. The 26-year-old batted eighth in Tuesday's game but should move higher in the lineup in short order now that he's proven his health. Fantasy owners should welcome him back with open arms as well.
Sep 14 - 12:13 AM

Aledmys Diaz is starting at shortstop and batting eighth on Tuesday night against the Cubs.

It will be his first start since July 31, when he suffered a hairline fracture in his thumb on a hit-by-pitch. Diaz has registered an impressive .311/.375/.517 slash line in 97 games this season as a rookie and should move back up the Cardinals' battered lineup quickly.
Sep 13 - 4:32 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Carson Kelly
3Alberto Rosario
1B1Matt Carpenter
2Matt Adams
3Chad Huffman
2B1Kolten Wong
2Jedd Gyorko
3Breyvic Valera
4Eliezer Alvarez
SS1Aledmys Diaz
2Edmundo Sosa
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Tommy Pham
2Jose Martinez
3Todd Cunningham
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Magneuris Sierra
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Alex Reyes
6Michael Wacha
7Luke Weaver
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Trevor Rosenthal
4Matt Bowman
5Tyler Lyons
6Jonathan Broxton
7Miguel Socolovich
8Sam Tuivailala
9Mike Mayers
10John Gant
11Rowan Wick
12Zach Duke
13Zach Phillips