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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 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

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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

Cardinals activated SS Aledmys Diaz from the 15-day disabled list.

Diaz isn't in Sunday's lineup, but he should be in there on Monday against the Cubs. The rookie shortstop missed the last six weeks of action with a hairline fracture in his right thumb but is ready to go after getting through five rehab contests with no issues.
Sep 11 - 1:48 PM

Aledmys Diaz (thumb) will return to St. Louis on Sunday after completing his rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield.

It looks like Diaz is on the cusp of returning despite hitting just .158 during his five-game rehab stint. The team will decide on his status after he works out on Sunday morning. Before breaking his thumb in late July, Diaz was batting .312 with 14 HR and 57 RBI. Jed Gyorko and Greg Garcia have both seen time at shortstop during his absence.
Sep 10 - 8:14 PM

Aledmys Diaz (thumb) has moved his minor league rehab assignment to Double-A Springfield.

The progress continues. Diaz was 1-for-6 with two walks in two games with High-A Palm Beach and should return to the Cardinals' active roster this weekend, after a game or two with Springfield. The 26-year-old rookie shortstop was batting .312/.376/.518 with 14 home runs and 57 RBI in 96 games with St. Louis before suffering a hairline fracture in his right thumb in late July. He can provide a big boost down the stretch.
Sep 7 - 3:08 PM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Monday that Aledmys Diaz (thumb) could be activated this weekend.

Diaz, out since late July with a hairline fracture in his right thumb, began a minor league rehab assignment with High-A Palm Beach over the weekend and is expected to move up to Double-A Springfield on Wednesday. He's capable of providing a nice boost as the Cardinals attempt to hang on in the NL Wild Card race. Diaz was batting .312 with 14 homers and an .894 OPS in 96 games prior to the injury.
Sep 5 - 4:07 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Alberto Rosario
4Carson Kelly
1B1Brandon Moss
2Matt Adams
2B1Matt Carpenter
2Kolten Wong
3Jedd Gyorko
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Matt Holliday
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
3Jose Martinez
CF1Tommy Pham
2Randal Grichuk
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Mike Leake
5Luke Weaver
6Alex Reyes
7Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Trevor Rosenthal
4Zach Duke
5Matt Bowman
6Tyler Lyons
7Jonathan Broxton
8Seth Maness
9Jaime Garcia
10Jerome Williams
11Miguel Socolovich
12Sam Tuivailala
13Mike Mayers
14Dean Kiekhefer