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Aledmys Diaz | Shortstop | #36

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2014 / UDFA / STL
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Aledmys Diaz was diagnosed with a left hamstring strain.
The injury caused him to make an early exit from Sunday's season finale against the Brewers. Diaz will have a full offseason to rest up and get healthy heading into 2018, though he won't be guaranteed a spot on the Cardinals' Opening Day roster after slashing just .259/.290/.392 in 79 games this year. Oct 1 - 4:08 PM

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Aledmys Diaz was lifted from Sunday's game versus the Brewers with a left hamstring injury.

Diaz hurt the hammy while trying to beat out a grounder. It's a fitting way to end what has been a very disappointing season for the 2016 All-Star.
Oct 1 - 3:56 PM

Cardinals recalled INF Aledmys Diaz from Triple-A Memphis.

Diaz was demoted to the minors in late June and failed to work his way back quickly, but he'll rejoin the big league club in a utility infield role here in late September after Memphis was defeated in Tuesday night's Triple-A national championship. Diaz has batted just .260/.293/.396 with seven home runs and 20 RBI in 71 games this season with St. Louis. He hit .300/.369/.510 with 17 homers and 65 RBI in 111 games last year as a rookie.
Sep 20 - 12:56 PM

Cardinals optioned SS Aledmys Diaz to Triple-A Memphis.

Diaz has struggled to repeat his terrific first season, slashing .260/.293/.396 with seven homers, 20 RBI and 30 runs scored in 273 at-bats. He was in a 5-for-22 slump prior to this demotion. The Cardinals will try to get him right at Triple-A, but in the meantime, Paul DeJong (starting at short on Wednesday) should see most of the starts at shortstop. Greg Garcia and Alex Mejia (just called up) will also be in the mix.
Jun 28 - 6:33 PM

Aledmys Diaz is not in the Cardinals' lineup Tuesday.

It looks to be a routine day off. The Cards have Paul DeJong at shortstop and Greg Garcia at second base.
Jun 27 - 6:23 PM

Aledmys Diaz is not in the Cardinals' lineup Saturday against the Pirates.

He's just getting a maintenance day. Diaz has fared poorly against tonight's starter Gerrit Cole (1-for-8), which probably made the decision to sit him a bit easier. Paul DeJong is starting at shortstop and batting sixth for St. Louis.
Jun 24 - 4:53 PM

Aledmys Diaz went 2-for-4 and hit his seventh homer Wednesday against the Brewers.

Diaz's exit velocity has been unimpressive this year, but he's showing a little more pop with two homers and four doubles in 12 games this month. Now he needs to get his OBP up if he's going to deserve to bat in the top half of the lineup for the Cardinals.
Jun 15 - 1:43 AM

Aledmys Diaz went 2-for-4 and hit his sixth homer Friday versus the Phillies.

Diaz's poor exit velocity numbers wouldn't seem to bode well for him matching last year's power production, but six homers in 55 games still isn't bad. It's important that he pick it up, since his glove isn't going to keep him in the lineup if the offense isn't there.
Jun 10 - 1:40 AM

Aledmys Diaz is absent from the Cardinals' lineup Tuesday.

It looks to be a routine day off. The Cards have Paul DeJong at shortstop and Greg Garcia at second base.
Jun 6 - 3:26 PM

Aledmys Diaz went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers, dropping his season line to .260/.292/.401.

Diaz had a modest eight-game hitting streak going into this one. Still, his already-low walk rate has bottomed out this season and he's swinging at way more pitches out of the zone, which is obviously a concern.
May 30 - 11:46 PM

Aledmys Diaz went 1-for-4 with a double in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.

Diaz's double off Kenta Maeda was his 11th of the season. He has been on a two-bagger tear of late, having doubled five times in his last four games. The 26-year-old shortstop is working to a .261/.296/.409 triple-slash with five homers, 14 RBI and 19 runs scored in 42 games played.
May 26 - 1:19 AM

Aledmys Diaz finished 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored Sunday in the Cardinals' defeat of the Giants.

It was just the seventh walk in 173 plate appearances this season for Diaz, who's sporting a disappointing .261/.289/.400 batting line. We've seen more good than bad from him lately, though.
May 21 - 6:28 PM

Aledmys Diaz went 4-for-4 with three RBI, a walk, and a run scored in Friday’s blowout victory over the Braves.

Diaz plated two runs with a double in the third inning before adding an RBI single in the sixth. The 26-year-old faded significantly after getting off to a hot start last month, but he’s 9-for-18 (.500) to begin May.
May 5 - 11:23 PM

Aledmys Diaz went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Brewers.

Diaz has struggled for much of the year, hitting .218/.233/.406 coming into Thursday's game, and Cardinals manager Mike Matheny moved him to the six spot in the lineup ostensibly to take some pressure off the 26-year-old. It appears to have worked, at least on this day, as Diaz picked up his first three-hit game since April 8. A run in the No. 6 spot won't do much for his counting stats, but if it helps him pick it up at the plate then fantasy owners won't mind.
May 4 - 11:44 PM

Aledmys Diaz is not in the Cardinals' lineup Saturday against the Brewers.

Diaz has been scuffling lately, hitting just .148 over his last 27 at-bats. Greg Garcia will fill in at shortstop and bat leadoff against Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson on Saturday.
Apr 22 - 4:21 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Carson Kelly
3Alberto Rosario
1B1Jose Martinez
2Luke Voit
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
3Breyvic Valera
SS1Paul DeJong
2Alex Mejia
3Aledmys Diaz
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Jedd Gyorko
LF1Tommy Pham
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Harrison Bader
3Magneuris Sierra
RF1Stephen Piscotty
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Michael Wacha
5Luke Weaver
6John Gant
7Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Juan Nicasio
2Tyler Lyons
3Seung Hwan Oh
4Matt Bowman
5Brett Cecil
6John Brebbia
7Zach Duke
8Sam Tuivailala
9Ryan Sherriff
10Jack Flaherty
11Sandy Alcantara
12Joshua Lucas
13Trevor Rosenthal