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Rays' Yandy Diaz: Good to go Monday
Diaz (hand) will start at third base and bat leadoff in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.
Diaz will be making just his third appearance of the spring after he exited early in his most recent game Friday when he was hit in the left hand by a pitch. Fortunately for Diaz, X-rays returned negative, and after getting a couple days off to let any swelling or soreness subside, he'll assume his usual duties at the plate and in the field Monday.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Leaves game after HBP
Diaz was removed from Friday's Grapefruit League game against Atlanta after being hit on the hand/wrist area by a pitch, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.
Diaz was just returning to action after missing time with a hip injury and now has a new issue to deal with. He'll likely be sent for X-rays, at which point the Rays should have an update on the first baseman's condition.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: X-rays come back negative
Diaz's left hand X-rays came back negative, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.
Diaz had to be removed from Friday's game after being plunked, but he's managed to avoid any fractures. It was the first baseman's first game back in action after he had missed time with a hip flexor injury. Diaz should be ready to play again in a day or two.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Will return to lineup Friday
Diaz (hip) will be back in the Rays' lineup for Friday's Grapefruit League contest against the Braves, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Diaz has missed about a week of action with a hip flexor injury, but he'll be back at first base -- where he's expected to see most of his action during the regular season -- on Friday. The Rays' projected leadoff hitter inked a three-year, $24 million contract extension with the club back in late January.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Sidelined by hip flexor injury
Diaz is expected to be held out of Grapefruit League action until at least next Thursday due to a hip flexor injury, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It's not clear when Diaz suffered the injury, but he hasn't played since Monday and is in line to miss several more days. It doesn't at this point appear to be anything that could prevent him from being available for Opening Day. Diaz is slated to mostly play first base this season for the Rays.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: First base will be primary position
Diaz is expected to play a lot of first base this season, Rays manager Kevin Cash told Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network on Monday.
Diaz has plenty of experience at the position, although he played a lot more third base (102 games) than first base (17 games) last season. With Ji-Man Choi no longer in the picture, Diaz is now projected to play first base more. While Isaac Paredes figures to have first dibs at third base, he'll face competition from Jonathan Aranda.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Completes extension with Tampa Bay
Diaz and the Rays completed a three-year, $24 million contract extension Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
This deal has been in the works for a while now, and the parties involved have finally made it official. Diaz will make $6 million in 2023, $8 million in 2024 and $10 million in 2025 -- all guaranteed. There is also a $12 million club option (with no buyout) for 2026. Diaz was an on-base machine last season, delivering an overall .296/.401/.423 slash line in 558 plate appearances with Tampa Bay. He's not much of a power threat, but the 31-year-old corner infielder should continue to hold considerable value in fantasy leagues that put heavy weight on batting average and on-base percentage.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Retreats to bench
Diaz isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Diaz started Tuesday against Boston and went 0-for-2 with a strikeout. He'll head to the bench for the third time in the last four games while Jonathan Aranda takes over at the hot corner and bats ninth.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Starting at third base
Diaz will lead off and play third base Tuesday against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The start will be just Diaz's second since Sept. 19. He's battled shoulder soreness during that time, with his lone start during that period coming as a designated hitter. The fact that he's now ready to take the field seemingly bodes well for his availability for the postseason.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Still bothered by shoulder
Diaz will remain out of the lineup for Monday's game in Boston while he continues to be bothered by soreness in his left shoulder, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Diaz has made just one start in the Rays' last 12 games due to the shoulder injury, which he aggravated in his return to the lineup during Friday's 7-3 win over the Astros. Isaac Paredes should continue to be the main beneficiary of added playing time at third base for however long Diaz remains sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Sitting again Sunday
Diaz is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Diaz rejoined the lineup Friday after missing eight games with a shoulder injury and went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, two RBI and two runs, but he finds himself on the bench Sunday for a second straight contest. Isaac Paredes will receive another look at the hot corner in the series finale at Houston.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Three hits in return
Diaz went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, two RBI and two runs scored Friday against the Astros.
Diaz returned to the starting lineup for the first time since Sept. 19, though he was limited to duties as the designated hitter. He put together a strong performance, highlighted by a two-run double in the sixth inning. Though he's offered little power production, Diaz has managed to get on base at a .402 clip this season while also hitting .296 across 555 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Not in Saturday's lineup
Diaz will sit Saturday against the Astros, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
The Rays clinched a spot in the playoffs Friday and will sit a handful of starters a day later. Diaz may have been bound for the bench regardless of Friday's result, however, as that game was his first one back in the lineup after a 10-day absence due to shoulder issues. Jonathan Aranda starts at third base Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Good to go
Diaz (shoulder) will bat leadoff and serve as the designated hitter Friday against the Astros, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Shoulder soreness has kept Diaz out of the starting lineup since Sept. 19, and he made just one appearance off the bench during that time. He won't take the field just yet but is evidently healthy enough to hit.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Out again Thursday
Diaz (shoulder) is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Guardians, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Diaz has missed the past eight games with the shoulder issue and will remain on the bench for Thursday's series finale in Cleveland. Isaac Paredes will receive another start at the hot corner for the Rays.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Scratched from Wednesday's lineup
Diaz was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Guardians, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Diaz was initially slated to lead off Wednesday but was removed from the starting nine less than an hour before the start of the game. While the team hasn't yet revealed the reason for scratching him from the lineup, it seems likely that it's related to the left shoulder soreness that kept him out for the last seven games. However, the 31-year-old will be available off the bench if needed Wednesday. Isaac Paredes will shift to the hot corner while Ji-Man Choi enters the lineup at first base.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 185 lbs|
|Birthplace: Sagua la Grande, Cuba|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|