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Yonathan Daza: Finds gig in Mexican League
Daza (shoulder) signed a contract Wednesday with Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos of the Mexican League.
The 29-year-old Venezuelan outfielder will reboot his career south of the border after he had spent more than a decade in the Rockies organization. He reached the big leagues for the first time in 2019 and slashed .281/.329/.354 (75 wRC+) in 288 games over parts of four seasons in the majors before being shut down in late June with a shoulder injury that required surgery.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Yonathan Daza: Needs shoulder surgery
Daza is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery on his left shoulder next week, Daniel Alvarez-Montes of ElExtraBase.com reports.
Daza was pushed off the 40-man roster in Colorado back in early May and injured his shoulder this past Sunday while playing in a game for Triple-A Albuquerque. If it's a labrum repair, he might struggle to get back to full health before the beginning of the 2024 campaign. The 29-year-old will be arbitration-eligible this winter.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Yonathan Daza: Goes unclaimed
Daza was outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday after clearing waivers.
Daza owns a 75 wRC+ across 924 big-league plate appearances and has graded out as an average-to-below-average defender in the outfield over the past two seasons, so it's not overly surprising that none of the league's other 29 teams were willing to put in a waiver claim for him. He'll stick in the Colorado organization and could face a more difficult path back to the big leagues now that he's no longer a member of the Rockies' 40-man roster.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Yonathan Daza: Designated for assignment
Daza was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Friday.
This move clears out a 40-man roster spot for catcher Austin Wynns, who was claimed off waivers from the Dodgers on Thursday and will become the Rockies' new backup catcher beginning Friday. Daza can cover all three outfield spots, but the 29-year-old holds a career .683 OPS at the MLB level. He's hit only four home runs across 924 total big-league plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Yonathan Daza: Out of lineup again Tuesday
Daza (hand) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers.
Daza hasn't started a game in over a week due to a sore left hand, though he did appear off the bench Saturday and Sunday versus the Diamondbacks. Brenton Doyle is covering center field and Randal Grichuk is in right field Tuesday against Milwaukee.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Yonathan Daza: Remains on bench Sunday
Daza (hand) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Daza hasn't picked up a start since last Sunday in Philadelphia due to a sore left hand, but he was able to make a cameo off the bench as a pinch hitter in Saturday's 11-4 loss, going hitless in his lone plate appearance. Though he looks on track to avoid a stint on the injured list even though he has yet to return to the lineup, Daza may be viewed as the Rockies' fourth outfielder at this point following Randal Grichuk's recent return from the IL.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Yonathan Daza: Still out of lineup
Daza (hand) isn't starting Friday against the Diamondbacks, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Friday marks the fourth consecutive start Daza has missed since getting hit in the hand by a pitch Sunday. While he continues to recover, Brenton Doyle will take his spot in center field and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Yonathan Daza: Remains out Wednesday
Daz (hand) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Guardians, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Daza will miss a third consecutive contest Wednesday as he recovers from getting hit in the hand by a pitch Sunday versus the Phillies. Brenton Doyle will draw another start in center field and bat seventh in the series finale.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Yonathan Daza: Out again Tuesday
Daza (hand) remains absent from the lineup Tuesday at Cleveland.
Daza was also held out of Monday's series opener against the Guardians after getting struck in the left hand by a pitch Sunday. He was fortunate to steer clear of any structural damage to his hand and is expected to avoid a trip to the injured list. Brenton Doyle is covering center field and batting eighth for the Rockies on Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Yonathan Daza: Sitting Monday with sore hand
Daza (hand) is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Guardians, Suzie Hunter of TheDNVR.com reports.
Daza isn't feeling 100 percent after he was removed from Sunday's 9-3 loss to the Phillies shortly after being hit by a pitch in the left hand, so he'll get Monday off while he waits for the pain to subside. Though he's considered day-to-day and is expected to avoid a stint on the injured list, Daza's days as an everyday player in the outfield could soon be coming to an end, as Randal Grichuk (groin) is in the midst of a rehab assignment and could be activated from the 10-day IL in the coming days. Brenton Doyle, who was called up from Triple-A Albuquerque earlier in the day, will spell Daza in center field Monday.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Yonathan Daza: Hurts hand Sunday
Daza was removed ahead of the fifth inning of Sunday's 9-3 loss to the Phillies after being hit on the left hand by a pitch in the bottom of the fourth, MLB.com reports.
Daza was credited with an RBI and was able to take first base after being struck by the pitch, but he remained on the bench when the Rockies came out for defense in the next half inning. Manager Bud Black said after the game that Daza's hand is feeling sore, but X-rays returned negative and the outfielder is being viewed as day-to-day. With Daza and Kris Bryant (lower body) both banged up, the Rockies are set to call up Brenton Doyle from Triple-A Albuquerque ahead of Monday's game in Cleveland to add another healthy body to the outfield, though neither Daza nor Bryant is expected to land on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move, per Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Yonathan Daza: Hits bench Wednesday
Daza is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Pirates.
Daza will take a seat for the second time in four days, but he's now started in center field in eight of Colorado's last 10 games overall and appears to be locked in as the primary option at the position ahead of Harold Castro despite slashing a pedestrian .258/.266/.323 through the first three weeks of the season. However, with Randal Grichuk (sports hernia) opening a rehab assignment Tuesday and closing in on a return from the 15-day injured list, Daza's days as a regular starter could be numbered.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Yonathan Daza: Another multi-hit performance
Daza went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored Saturday against the Nationals.
Daza led off the sixth inning with a double and ultimately came home on a sacrifice fly by Ryan McMahon. Saturday's effort was Daza's fourth multi-hit performance of the season, and he's now hitting .303 across 33 plate appearances. Despite piling up hits, he's had relatively empty production otherwise as he has scored only three runs while driving in one, and he's added one stolen base.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Yonathan Daza: Smacks two hits in loss
Daza went 2-for-4 with a double in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Dodgers.
Daza reached base in his first two plate appearances of the night, recording his first double of the season off Julio Urias in the top of the first inning and then reaching on a bunt single in the third. At least until Randal Grichuk (groin) is ready to come off the injured list, Daza looks like he'll have a clear path to a near-everyday role in center field.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Yonathan Daza: Sitting Monday
Daza is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Dodgers, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Harold Castro will draw the start in center field while Daza sits for the first time during the 2023 campaign. Daza went 3-for-17 with a run scored and a stolen base during the Rockies' season-opening four-game series at San Diego.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Yonathan Daza: In leadoff role
Daza went 2-for-5 with a stolen base Friday against the Padres.
Daza has led off in each of the Rockies' first two games this season, though he's reached base only three times in 10 at-bats while striking out four times. More positively, he tallied a two-out single in the seventh inning Friday and went on to steal second base prior to being stranded. Daza's aggressiveness on the basepaths stands in contrast to last year when he attempted only three stolen bases and was caught on each occasion.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Yonathan Daza: Remains on bench Wednesday
Daza isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports.
Daza has had an everyday role for the Rockies for most of the last month, and he's hit .279 with a triple, two doubles, three runs, three RBI, three walks and eight strikeouts over his last 11 games. However, he'll remain on the bench for a second consecutive matchup while Sean Bouchard starts in left field and bats second during Wednesday's season finale.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Yonathan Daza: Out of lineup Tuesday
Daza isn't starting Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.
After his five-game hitting streak was broken Monday, Daza will get a breather Tuesday. Sean Bouchard will take his spot in left field and bat second.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Yonathan Daza: Drives in two
Daza went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI on Friday against San Diego.
Daza had the opportunity to lead off with Ryan McMahon on the bench. He delivered a two-RBI triple in the fourth inning, which put the Rockies up 3-2. Since coming off the injured list Sept. 6, Daza has hit .357 with one home run, nine RBI and 13 runs scored across 14 games. He's been locked into everyday playing time, which should continue so long as Kris Bryant (foot) remains sidelined.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 207 lbs
|Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela
|Bats/Throws: R, R