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Rays' Yandy Diaz: Back in lineup Friday
Diaz (hamstring) is back in the lineup Friday against the Blue Jays.
Diaz will serve as the Rays' designated hitter and leadoff man after missing two straight games because of right hamstring tightness. Isaac Paredes is playing first base Friday with Osleivis Basabe covering third.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Out again with tight hamstring
Diaz (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Wednesday at Boston.
Diaz made an early exit from Sunday's series finale against the Blue Jays due to right hamstring tightness and is now on the bench for a second straight game. Isaac Paredes will play first base for the Rays on Wednesday versus the Red Sox as Junior Caminero covers third base.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Not in Tuesday's lineup
Diaz (hamstring) is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Diaz departed Sunday's matchup versus the Blue Jays with right hamstring tightness and will be out of the starting nine for at least one game. Tampa Bay has a scheduled day off Thursday, which could prompt the club to sit the 32-year-old again Wednesday in order to provide a couple extra days of rest.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Managing tight hamstring
Diaz was diagnosed with right hamstring tightness after leaving Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.
The 32-year-old went 1-for-2 with a run scored before he exited Sunday's contest with the injury. It's unclear if Diaz will require an MRI at this point, and he should be considered day-to-day heading into Tuesday's series opener at Boston.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Exits with apparent injury
Diaz was removed from Sunday's game against the Blue Jays with an apparent leg injury, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The 32-year-old went 1-for-2 with a run scored before being lifted with the apparent injury. The Rays have a team day off Monday, so Diaz will have some time to rest up before Tuesday's series opener in Boston.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Collects four hits
Diaz went 4-for-4 with a solo home run and a double Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Diaz led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo home run -- his 21st of the season -- and also tallied his seventh multi-hit game in his last 14 starts. He's maintained a .426 average with nine RBI and nine runs scored in that span. Overall, it's been an impressive campaign for Diaz, highlighted by a 161 wRC+ and .398 wOBA.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Goes 3-for-4 in win
Diaz went 3-for-4 with a double and one run scored in Tuesday's 6-2 victory over the Angels.
The breakout 32-year-old led off Tuesday's contest with a laser line drive into the left-center gap for a double, attentively taking third on an error and scoring on Randy Arozarena's two-run homer. The three-hit performance raised Diaz's batting average to .323, good for second in the AL behind Corey Seager's .333 mark. In his seventh season, Diaz has notched 163 hits, 20 home runs, 73 RBI, 90 runs and a .909 OPS across 575 plate appearances -- all career-highs.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Back in lineup Wednesday
Diaz (groin) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game in Minnesota.
Diaz had to exit Tuesday's contest after a foul tip resulted in a testicular contusion. He's made a quick recovery and is feeling well enough to give it a go for Wednesday's afternoon tilt.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Exits early Tuesday
Diaz was removed from Tuesday's game in the fifth inning with a testicular contusion, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Diaz fouled off a pitch that hit him below the belt during the fifth inning of Tuesday's contest, and he was eventually replaced by Isaac Paredes at first base while Curtis Mead entered to cover third. It's unclear how long Diaz's injury will keep him sidelined, but he should be considered day-to-day for now.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Knocks four hits
Diaz went 4-for-6 with a home run, a double and two runs scored in Monday's win over the Twins.
Diaz scored a run in the first inning but did most of his damage with a solo shot in the sixth. It was his third straight multi-hit game and he reached the 20-homer mark for the first time in his career. Since the start of August, he's gone 47-for-138 (.341) with six homers, raising his season slash line to .324/.404/.513 through 545 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Launches walk-off homer
Diaz went 2-for-2 with an RBI double and walk-off, two-run homer in Saturday's 7-5 win over Seattle.
Diaz came off the bench as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning and delivered a go-ahead, RBI double before blasting a walk-off, two-run homer in the ninth. In 31 games since the beginning of August, the 32-year-old first baseman is hitting .320 with five home runs, 19 RBI and 23 runs scored across 128 at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Not starting Saturday
Diaz is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against Seattle, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Diaz sits after grabbing just three hits across his last seven games. Even after that recent slump, his .315/.398/.491 season slash line still represents career bests in both average and slugging, and he also owns a career-best .889 OPS. Jonathan Aranda takes over at first base Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Getting day off
Diaz is not in the lineup for Monday's game versus the Red Sox, Kristie Ackert of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It looks to be a routine day off for Diaz. Jonathan Aranda will be filling in at first base and Josh Lowe has been elevated to the leadoff spot.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: No lingering injury issues
Diaz went 1-for-4 with a double and a walk Wednesday against the Marlins.
Diaz has started a pair of games since returning from soreness caused by a hit by pitch. He hasn't been slowed by the issue, as he's reached base four times in 10 plate appearances since rejoining the lineup. Diaz hasn't been able to maintain the spike in power he showed at the beginning of the season, but he's maintained a .327 batting average and has racked up 79 runs scored across 113 games.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Rejoins lineup Tuesday
Diaz (forearm) is starting at first base and batting leadoff Tuesday at Miami.
Diaz sat out the past two games due to soreness in his left forearm from a hit-by-pitch, but he'll return to the field Tuesday after Monday's team off day. The 32-year-old has carried a hot bat through 21 games in August with a .359/.410/.522 slash line, three homers, 15 RBI and 16 runs.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Remains on bench Sunday
Diaz (forearm) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.
According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Diaz's left forearm is still feeling sore after being hit by a pitch in Friday's 6-2 loss, but he'll avoid a trip to the injured list after a CT scan cleared him of any major damage. Though Diaz is out of the lineup for the second straight game, he's expected to be available off the bench Sunday and should settle back into the starting nine when the Rays open their two-game set in Miami on Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: CT scan comes back clean
A CT scan of Diaz's left forearm came back negative Saturday, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.
Diaz remains sore and is sitting out Saturday's game against the Yankees after being hit by a pitch Friday. He's managed to avoid a serious injury, however, and can be considered day-to-day. The Rays are using Jonathan Aranda at first base Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Sits with sore forearm
Diaz is absent from the lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees with a sore forearm, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Diaz suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch in Friday's series opener. He reportedly underwent an X-ray after the game and may require further testing, telling Topkin, "I'm a little worried." Jonathan Aranda starts at first base Saturday and could see an uptick in playing time should Diaz require a trip to the injured list, though the Rays' flexible roster means they could spread any additional at-bats around among several different players.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Yandy Diaz: Hot start to homestand
Diaz went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Friday against the Yankees.
Diaz was one of the few bright spots for the Rays as he blasted his 17th homer of the season. He's tallied six multi-hit efforts across his last eight games, and he's also racked up six RBI across the first four games of the Rays' current homestead. Diaz's power production has slowed considerably after the first two months of the season, but he remains an excellent source of batting average and counting stats.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 215 lbs|
|Birthplace: Sagua la Grande, Cuba|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|