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Diaz named MLB's 9th-ranked 1B prospect
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With his power potential, Lewin Diaz is one of the Twins’ more intriguing prospects and was named the No. 9 first base prospect by MLB Pipeline on Friday.

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Marlins sign Van Slyke, Diaz to Minors deals
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The Marlins added right-handed hitting and pitching depth to their system by signing outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke and right-hander Jumbo Diaz to Minor League contracts on Saturday with invitations to Spring Training. Miami also added right-hander Tyler Cloyd and lefty Mike Kickham as non-roster invitees for when Spring Training opens at the Roger Dean […]

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Diaz ready for everyday role if necessary
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When the Pirates declined to exercise veteran Chris Stewart’s option for next season, they all but officially named Elias Diaz their backup catcher. In doing so, they also showed they believe Diaz can handle an everyday role in the Majors.

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Blue Jays add former All-Star Diaz to infield
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The Blue Jays have found the versatile infielder they were looking for after acquiring Aledmys Diaz from the Cardinals in exchange for Minor League outfielder J.B. Woodman.

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Diaz dealt to Jays; Cards offer 3 contracts
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A year ago, Aledmys Diaz looked like the Cardinals’ shortstop of the future after a strong rookie season. His disappointing second season, and his tenure in St. Louis, ended Friday night as the Cards traded Diaz to the Blue Jays for outfield prospect J.B. Woodman.

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Blue Jays acquire Diaz from Cardinals
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The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired shortstop Aledmys Diaz from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for outfield prospect J.B. Woodman, the club announced Friday. Diaz was a surprise contributor for the Redbirds in 2016, when he hit .300/.369/.510 with 17 home runs and 65 RBIs in 111 games, finishing fifth in NL Rookie of […]

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Rockies reinstate Diaz, add Cuevas to roster
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The Rockies reinstated right-handed pitcher Jairo Diaz from the 60-day disabled list and selected the contract of outfielder Noel Cuevas from Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday. The moves put the Rockies at 33 players on their Major League roster, seven fewer than the limit.

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McKenzie, Diaz named Prospects of the Year
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Right-hander Triston McKenzie was named the Indians’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Yandy Diaz was named the organization’s Minor League Player of the Year.

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Diaz relieved to speak with family in Puerto Rico
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Seven days after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, wreaking destruction and wiping out power to the entire island, Mariners closer Edwin Diaz finally spoke to his parents on Monday for the first time.

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Former All-Star Diaz returns to Cardinals
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The story of Aledmys Diaz’s journey from Cuba to the big leagues has yet to be completely written. The first two chapters, however, have been interesting. The Cardinals recalled the 27-year-old infielder, as well as right-hander Josh Lucas, from Triple-A Memphis prior to Wednesday’s game against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

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Increased playing time a boon to backstop Diaz
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The Pirates are getting a long look at catcher Elias Diaz this month, starting the rookie in 12 of their final 14 games. While the Bucs believe more consistent playing time will benefit Diaz as they look toward next season, some of his most important work takes place between games.

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Diaz awaits word from family in Puerto Rico
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Edwin Diaz’s mind was on his job as Mariners closer on Wednesday, but his heart was tugging toward family and friends in his homeland of Puerto Rico.

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