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Giants, Yusniel Diaz Agree To Minor League Deal


Outfielder Yusniel Díaz has signed a minor league contract with the Giants, in line with his transaction log at MLB.com. It isn’t clear if he’ll get an invite to MLB Spring Coaching.

Díaz, 27, is a former high prospect from his early time within the Dodgers group. The Cuban-born outfielder hit very effectively up by way of Double-A, resulting in his inclusion in a 2018 deadline blockbuster. Los Angeles despatched him to the Orioles because the headliner within the Manny Machado deal. Díaz entered the next season as Baltimore’s #1 prospect, within the estimation of Baseball America, which ranked him among the many sport’s high 40 minor league skills general.

The righty-hitting outfielder by no means constructed on his low minors success to turn into the participant that many prospect evaluators envisioned. Díaz hit at a below-average stage in Triple-A over elements of two seasons there. Baltimore referred to as him to the majors on the very finish of the 2022 season, however his solely MLB expertise consists of 1 sport (during which he struck out in his solely at-bat).

Díaz returned to the Dodger group on a minor league deal final winter. Los Angeles assigned him again to Double-A Tulsa. Díaz had robust numbers there, hitting .278/.374/.484 with 16 residence runs by way of 406 plate appearances. That got here towards typically youthful competitors however was sufficient to earn him one other minor league deal this offseason. San Francisco president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi was within the Dodgers’ entrance workplace for a pair seasons whereas Díaz was starting his professional profession.

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