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Aledmys Diaz | Shortstop | #1

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
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 went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer, a stolen base, and two runs scored Friday against the Indians.
Diaz tied things up with his blast off Mike Clevinger in the fourth inning. He’s now homered in back-to-back games, bringing his total to four for the year. The 27-year-old showed some good patience as a rookie with the Cardinals in 2016, but his walk rate was essentially slashed in half last year and he’s still looking for his first walk this season. He's the primary shortstop with Troy Tulowitzki (heels) sidelined, but his fantasy stock has faded. Apr 14 - 12:09 AM

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Aledmys Diaz went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

He jumped on a Kevin Gausman offering in the sixth inning for his third longball of the season. The former Cardinal is showing power but not much else in the early going, slashing .206/.229/.529 with five RBI and five runs scored in 11 games. He is serving as the everyday starter at shortstop with Troy Tulowitzki (heels) on the disabled list.
Apr 11 - 10:48 PM

Aledmys Diaz (back) was hitless in three at-bats in his return to the lineup Saturday.

It was Diaz's first start since Tuesday, as he's been battling back spasms. Diaz has been the Blue Jays' primary shortstop with Troy Tulowitzki (heels) sidelined.
Apr 8 - 8:27 AM

Aledmys Diaz (back) remained out of the Blue Jays' lineup Friday.

The Jays had expected him to return Friday, but they've opted to sit him a second straight game because of back spasms. Yangervis Solarte is at shortstop.
Apr 6 - 4:44 PM

Aledmys Diaz (back) is expected to return to the Blue Jays' lineup Friday.

Diaz was removed from Tuesday's game and then sat out Wednesday because of back spasms, but the ailment isn't thought to be a big deal. The 27-year-old is 5-for-16 with a pair of home runs in the early going as he fills in for Troy Tulowitzki (heels) at shortstop.
Source: Toronto Sun
Apr 6 - 12:26 PM

Aledmys Diaz (back) is out of the Blue Jays' lineup Wednesday night against the White Sox.

Diaz made an early exit from Tuesday night's game against the White Sox due to back spasms, but not before going 3-for-3 with a home run, a double, three RBI, and two runs scored. He is scheduled to take batting practice Wednesday, so the back issue obviously isn't too serious. Gift Ngoepe will start at shortstop and bat ninth versus White Sox right-hander Carson Fulmer.
Apr 4 - 3:39 PM

Aledmys Diaz left Tuesday night's game against the White Sox with back spasms.

Diaz was 3-for-3 with a home run, a double, three RBI, and two runs scored before getting replaced at shortstop by Gift Ngoepe. Consider him day-to-day.
Apr 3 - 9:40 PM

Aledmys Diaz went 2-for-4 and hit his first homer Monday versus the Red Sox.

Diaz was 4-for-22 with no extra-base hits coming into this one. He's competing with Yangervis Solarte to be the Opening Day shortstop in place of the injured Troy Tulowitzki. Solarte has been even colder, going 2-for-25 with a homer thus far.
Mar 12 - 4:40 PM

Aledmys Diaz and Yangervis Solarte both went 0-for-3 from the top two spots in the Blue Jays order on .

Troy Tulowtizki is expected to start off on the DL, so either Diaz or Solarte will be the Opening Day shortstop. Neither is making much of a case yet, though. Diaz is 3-for-15 with no extra-base hits and no walks. Solarte is 2-for-17 with a homer and a walk.
Mar 6 - 3:55 PM

Blue Jays acquired INF Aledmys Diaz from the Cardinals for OF J.B. Woodman.

Trading Diaz would have been unthinkable after his breakout season last year, but he hit just .259/.290/.392 in the majors in 2017 and wasn't much better during his time in the minors. The Blue Jays will take a chance on a rebound.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 08:56:00 PM

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.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 04:08:00 PM

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.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 03:56:00 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.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 12:56:00 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.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 06:33:00 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.
Tue, Jun 27, 2017 06:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Lourdes Gurriel
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Aledmys Diaz
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Yangervis Solarte
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Steve Pearce
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Randal Grichuk
2Teoscar Hernandez
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Danny Barnes
3Ryan Tepera
4Aaron Loup
5Seung Hwan Oh
6Tyler Clippard
7John Axford