Thu, 04 Jul 2013 19:01:04 -0700
The Miami Marlins have transferred OF Matt Diaz (knee) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Mon, 20 May 2013 12:40:26 -0700
The Miami Marlins placed OF Matt Diaz (knee) on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee bone bruise Monday, May 20, and recalled OF Jordan Brown from Triple-A New Orleans. Diaz was hitting only .167 (3-for-18) in 10 games this year. Brown can play first base and left field, but he last played in the majors in 2010. Brown was batting .261 with one homer and 12 RBIs in 37 games for New Orleans.
Fantasy Tip: Brown could have value in deep NL-only leagues he he splits time at first base with Greg Dobbs. Otherwise, he'll likely just serve as outfield depth.
Thu, 02 May 2013 18:02:40 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Matt Diaz could receive some starts in left field against left-handed starting pitchers. Manager Mike Redmond said Diaz could also receive starts at first base.
Thu, 02 May 2013 10:15:04 -0700
The Miami Marlins recalled OF Matt Diaz from the minors Thursday, May 2, and designated INF Nick Green for assignment in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Diaz could be valuable in NL-only leagues if he forms part of a platoon at first base now that Joe Mahoney (hamstring) is back on the disabled list.
Wed, 01 May 2013 15:49:08 -0700
Miami Marlins SS Adeiny Hechavarria (elbow) is expected to come off the disabled list Thursday, May 2. He's been out since April 18 with a right elbow contusion. He'll have a rehab outing with Single-A Jupiter Wednesday, May 1. INF Nick Green will be designated for assignment to make room for Hechavarria. The team is also expected to send RP Brad Hand to Triple-A New Orleans and recall OF Matt Diaz from the minors. Diaz has been playing first base at New Orleans.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:16:44 -0700
The Miami Marlins signed OF Matt Diaz (Yankees) Monday, Mar. 25. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sun, 17 Mar 2013 10:34:49 -0700
The New York Yankees have released OF Matt Diaz.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:13:11 -0700
New York Yankees OF Ben Francisco hit a two-run double Wednesday, March 13, and singled Thursday, March 14. "You'll probably see a lot of him in the next two weeks," manager Joe Girardi said. "He's got an opportunity." OF Matt Diaz probably is behind in the battle for one of the last roster spots. OF Juan Rivera remains in the mix for at-bats at first base and outfield.
Fantasy Tip: Those in AL-only leagues should take a shot on Francisco, who's 10-for-26 in spring action, boasts some pop and should serve as a platoon bat for a club battling a few injuries. He and Rivera could each have a month or so of semi-regular plate appearances, and one of them has the chance for more match-up work even when the starting lineup gets healthy.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:34:02 -0800
New York Yankees OFs Matt Diaz and Juan Rivera will see more playing time in the outfield with OF Curtis Granderson (forearm) out until May with a broken forearm. OFs Zoilo Almonte, Melky Mesa and Adonis Garcia could also figure into the mix. INF Eduardo Nunez will not be used in the outfield, according to general manager Brian Cashman. The injury to Granderson likely cements OF Brett Gardner as the starting center fielder.
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:13:08 -0800
New York Yankees OFs Juan Rivera and Matt Diaz are able to opt out of their minor league deals at the end of spring training because of a clause in the new collective bargaining agreement. As a result, general manager Brian Cashman said both players are all-or-nothing options, meaning they'll either make the major league roster, or they won't be on the team. 1B Dan Johnson can also opt out at some point, but it's not at the end of camp. Johnson is likely to open the year at Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre.