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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 (thumb) was able to take grounders on Tuesday in St. Louis.
He is scheduled for a checkup with doctors next Monday and will hope to advance to full baseball activities at that point. Diaz has been on the disabled list since the end of July with a hairline fracture in his thumb. Greg Garcia and Jedd Gyorko have been doing most of the filling in at shortstop for the Cardinals. Aug 23 - 4:25 PM

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Aledmys Diaz (thumb) will be reevaluated in two weeks.

Diaz, who suffered a hairline fracture in his thumb on July 31, could be cleared for baseball activities at that time. While a return this month isn't realistic, he hasn't been ruled out for the rest of the season.
Aug 15 - 5:03 PM

Aledmys Diaz (thumb) will have a checkup with a hand specialist next Monday.

Diaz has been doing strength work and will resume running this week, but the big hurdle with this type of injury (a hairline thumb fracture) is obviously going to be hitting. The rookie shortstop has been out since taking an Andrew Cashner pitch off his right hand on July 31. There's no timetable yet for his return.
Aug 9 - 10:08 PM

Aledmys Diaz (thumb) will resume activities next week at the Cardinals' spring training complex.

It's unclear what those activities will include, but he's surely not ready to resume swinging a bat yet. Diaz is expected to miss multiple weeks with a hairline fracture in his right thumb.
Aug 5 - 4:55 PM

Cardinals placed SS Aledmys Diaz on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 1, with a hairline fracture in his right thumb.

Diaz suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch on Sunday and is expected to miss more than the minimum 15 days. Jhonny Peralta has returned from the disabled list and is expected to function as the primary shortstop during Diaz's absence.
Aug 2 - 3:05 PM

Aledmys Diaz has been diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his right thumb.

Uh oh. Diaz suffered the injury when he was hit in the right hand by a pitch on Sunday. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Monday that his absence is likely to be longer than the minimum 15 days. Greg Garcia took over at shortstop when Diaz left the game on Sunday, but Jhonny Peralta should get his old job back when he returns from the DL this week.
Aug 1 - 7:09 PM

Aledmys Diaz has been diagnosed with a bruised right hand and will be re-evaluated on Monday.

It appears to be good news for now, although it's still possible Monday's exam reveals more extensive damage. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says that the Cardinals are preparing for Diaz to be sidelined for "at least a few days." The shortstop was hit by an Andrew Cashner fastball Sunday.
Jul 31 - 2:38 PM

Aledmys Diaz left Sunday's game versus the Marlins after being hit on the right hand by a pitch.

Diaz was plunked by an Andrew Cashner fastball in the top of the first inning. He initially stayed in the game to run the bases but was removed before the bottom of the frame. The young shortstop will surely be sent for X-rays. The Cardinals and Diaz's fantasy owners are holding their breath.
Jul 31 - 1:27 PM

Aledmys Diaz is not in the Cardinals starting lineup on Saturday.

It appears to be just a routine day of rest for the hard-hitting shortstop. Greg Garcia is starting in his place and will bat leadoff for the Cardinals on Saturday against Collin Rea and the Marlins.
Jul 30 - 3:52 PM

Aledmys Diaz went 2-for-5 with a double and a two-run home run as the Cardinals edged the Marlins 5-4 on Thursday.

Diaz took Jose Fernandez deep for the two-run dinger in the third inning, and he added an RBI double in the fifth. The 25-year-old now has 14 home runs, 56 RBI and 64 runs scored in his rookie year. He continues to prove the naysayers wrong, batting .313/.378/.523 through 94 games.
Jul 28 - 10:19 PM

Aledmys Diaz went 2-for-5 with a run scored as the Cardinals came back to win on Wednesday night.

Diaz has been one of the biggest surprises in all of baseball this season. He is batting .312 with an .890 OPS as a rookie. He has 13 homers, 61 runs and 53 RBI. People have been expecting the 25-year-old shortstop's production to tail off but he has shown no signs of being a fluke.
Jul 27 - 11:11 PM

Aledmys Diaz hit a walk-off single to complete the comeback against the Padres on Thursday, giving the Cardinals a 6-5 win.

Down 5-1 in the eighth inning, the Cardinals scored four to tie the game, and Diaz came up with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning with a chance to be a hero. He did just that, lining a Carlos Villanueva pitch over the shortstop's head to bring home the winning run. Diaz finished 2-for-5 with two RBI in the game. The 25-year-old is hitting .319/.387/.533 with 13 homers, 51 RBI and 61 runs scored in a breakout rookie season.
Jul 21 - 11:53 PM

Aledmys Diaz pounded his 13th home run of the season Saturday in the Cardinals' 8-1 win over the Brewers.

His three-run shot in the ninth inning gave St. Louis some insurance runs. Diaz, who was recently named to the NL All-Star team as a replacement for injured teammate Matt Carpenter (oblique), has enjoyed a monster first half for the Red Birds. The rookie is hitting .318 with 48 RBI and a .540 slugging percentage. He's homered three times this month and will take a five-game hitting streak into Sunday's series finale.
Jul 9 - 6:30 PM

Aledmys Diaz went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI against the Pirates on Wednesday.

Diaz has rebounded from a six-week slump with a strong showing the last two weeks; he's 20-for-48 with four homers and six doubles in his last 13 games. He's also suddenly walking a bunch (11 BB during the 13-game stretch), so he's gone from being an abysmal No. 2 hitter to a pretty great one, at least for however long this lasts.
Jul 7 - 12:40 AM

Aledmys Diaz (eye) went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in his return to the lineup Friday against the Brewers.

Diaz ended up missing three games after being hit above the eye with a foul tip off home plate on Monday. Fortunately, he avoided serious injury and should be good to go moving forward. The 25-year-old is batting .318/.375/.525 through 72 games. He has three straight multi-hit games.
Jul 1 - 11:14 PM

Depth Charts

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