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  • Giants' Yusniel Diaz: Lands deal with San Francisco

    Diaz signed a minor-league contract with the Giants on Tuesday.

    Diaz, 27, slashed .278/.374/.484 with 16 home runs over 94 games with Double-A Tulsa in the Dodgers organization last season. The shine has long since worn off since his top prospect days, but Diaz is still fairly young and the Giants felt he was worth a no-risk flier.

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  • Dodgers' Yusniel Diaz: Signs minor-league deal

    Diaz agreed Friday to a minor-league contract with the Dodgers that includes an invitation to spring training, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.

    Diaz returns to the organization that originally signed him out of Cuba in 2015, before being one of the top names dealt to the Orioles for Manny Machado at the 2018 trade deadline. The outfielder has made just one plate appearance in his MLB career and has registered a .261/.340/.410 slash line over parts of six minor-league seasons. He's a long shot to make the big-league roster and is likely ticketed for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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  • Yusniel Diaz: Headed to free agency

    Diaz opted for free agency Thursday, per Triple-A Norfolk's transaction log.

    Diaz was outrighted to Norfolk on Thursday, but he'll now have the opportunity to find a new team. He made his debut in the majors with the Orioles in 2022, though his stint with the big-league club lasted only one plate appearance.

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  • Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Loses spot on 40-man roster

    Diaz cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

    The 26-year-old received his first taste of the majors in 2022 but appeared in only one game as a pinch hitter. Diaz had a .252/.350/.362 slash line with six home runs, 34 RBI and nine steals in 70 games at Triple-A Norfolk.

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  • Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Heads back to minors

    Diaz was returned to Triple-A Norfolk following Sunday's win over the Red Sox, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.

    Diaz was called up as the 27th man for Sunday's Little League Classic but didn't enter the matchup. He'll head back to Norfolk, where he's slashed .238/.327/.343 with four homers, 29 runs, 21 RBI and seven steals over 25 games.

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  • Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Joins O's in Williamsport

    The Orioles added Diaz from Triple-A Norfolk as their 27th man for Sunday's Little League Classic matchup with the Red Sox in Williamsport, Pa.

    Diaz will serve as outfield depth Sunday before heading back to Norfolk. The 25-year-old made his MLB debut earlier this month, striking out in his lone plate appearance for the Orioles.

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  • Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Sent back down

    Diaz was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday.

    Diaz was called up Monday and went 0-for-1 with a strikeout as a pinch hitter Tuesday against the Rangers. However, he'll head back to the minors after Brett Phillips was added to the Orioles' active roster Wednesday.

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  • Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Called up Monday

    Diaz was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Monday.

    Diaz is hitting .191/.298/.281 with two home runs and one steal in his last 89 minor-league at-bats. He may get some starts in the short term following Trey Mancini getting dealt to Houston, but Diaz may not be long for the majors or even Baltimore's 40-man roster.

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  • Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Activated at Triple-A

    Triple-A Norfolk activated Diaz (hamstring) from its 7-day injured list Tuesday.

    Diaz is ready to make his first appearance for Norfolk since May 13 after he had been shut down with a strained right hamstring. He recently concluded a seven-game rehab assignment that included stops in the rookie-level Florida Complex League and High-A Aberdeen, with the 25-year-old outfielder going 5-for-19 with a home run, two doubles and four walks in those contests.

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  • Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Begins rehab assignment

    Diaz (hamstring) began a rehab assignment with the Orioles' FCL affiliate Friday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

    Diaz has been out over a month with a strained right hamstring. He recorded a strong .327/.424/.510 slash line in 14 games for Triple-A Norfolk prior to the injury, so the Orioles will be hoping he can get back to that level of performance upon his return to game action.

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  • Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Not close to return

    Orioles general manager Mike Elias said Sunday that Diaz (hamstring) isn't in line to be called up to the Orioles until the second half of the season, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

    Diaz aggravated a right hamstring injury last week that also cost him time in April. The outfielder would presumably need to get back up to speed with Triple-A Norfolk before potentially ascending to the majors. There's still not a clear timeline for when he'll be back in action.

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  • Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Aggravates hamstring injury

    Diaz was placed on the 7-day minor-league injured list with a right hamstring strain Saturday, Andy Kostka of The Baltimore Sun reports.

    Diaz returned to action in early May after missing several weeks with a hamstring injury, but he'll head back to the injured list after he recently aggravated the issue. It's not yet clear how long his current IL stint will last.

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  • Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Back from injured list

    Diaz (hamstring) was activated from the 7-day injured list and is starting Tuesday for Triple-A Norfolk, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

    Diaz has been sidelined the past few weeks by a hamstring injury but is returning to action Tuesday for the Tides. The 25-year-old was off to a strong start with Norfolk prior to the injury, as he was 7-for-19 with two homers, two doubles, eight RBI and six runs through six games.

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  • Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Moves to injured list

    Diaz (hamstring) was placed on the 7-day injured list at Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday, Andy Kostka of the Baltimore Sun reports.

    Diaz exited Tuesday's game with hamstring discomfort and will be sidelined by the injury for at least week. He's off to a strong start with Norfolk this season, going 7-for-19 with two home runs, two doubles, eight RBI and six runs through six games.

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  • Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Nursing hamstring issue

    Diaz exited Tuesday's game with Triple-A Norfolk due to left hamstring discomfort, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

    Diaz is off to a hot start for Norfolk, going 7-for-18 with two homers through five games, but he was forced to exit Tuesday's contest after only one at-bat. The specifics of the injury are unclear, and the 25-year-old should be considered day-to-day until more information is provided.

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  • Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Moves to Triple-A

    Diaz was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Monday, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.

    Diaz fell short of earning a spot on the team's Opening Day roster and figures to begin the year with the Tides. He went 6-for-16 with a homer, four RBI and five runs scored in big-league camp.

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  • Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Starting in spring opener

    Diaz (shoulder) will play right field and bat seventh versus the Blue Jays on Friday.

    Diaz was shut down with a shoulder strain during the Arizona Fall League, but he's good to go to start this season. Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports Diaz is focused on staying healthy to be a potential call-up later in the season if the Orioles need outfield depth.

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  • Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Shut down with shoulder strain

    Diaz (shoulder) has been shut down for the remainder of the Arizona Fall League season, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

    Diaz sustained a shoulder injury last week and won't play again in the Arizona Fall League as a precautionary measure. However, the 25-year-old's shutdown should allow him to have a relatively normal offseason ahead of spring training in 2022.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Age: 27
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R