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MATT DIAZ   +

MLB  Retired (2014)     |   Played: 1998-2013
Positions
OF-750, LF-419, RF-140, DH-17, 1B-6, CF-2
Born
March 3, 1978  (36.132)
Place
Ht/Wt
6-1 / 206
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
High School
Santa Fe Catholic  (Lakeland,FL)
College:
Drafted:
Tampa Bay Rays:  1999-17-505 (June-Reg) 
Signed by
Full Name
Matthew E. Diaz 
TBC Player ID
5131
MLB Debut
July 19, 2003  (25.138)
Year


vs LH/RH:


Pitch Type
.500
.400
.300
.240
.000
Brother of Zach Diaz

Speed
62
Contact
59
Patience
13
Batting
78
Power
60

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OFF THE FIELD
Start DateStatusMLB TeamMinor Team40-ManTransaction Description
2014-02-05Retired  Announced retirement
2013-10-31Free Agent  Declared free agency
2013-07-06DL-60Miami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)DL-60Transferred to 60-day DL
2013-05-25DL-15Miami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)YesAssigned to New Orleans (AAA) for rehab
2013-05-20DL-15Miami Marlins YesDL-15 Left knee bone contusion
2013-05-02ActiveMiami Marlins YesContract purchased from New Orleans (AAA)
2013-04-06MinorsMiami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA) Assigned to New Orleans (AAA)
2013-03-26MinorsMiami Marlins  Signed to minor league contract
2013-03-18Free Agent  Released by Yankees
2012-12-26MinorsNew York Yankees  Signed to a minor league contract
2012-10-29Free Agent-  Declared free agency
2012-10-11ActiveAtlanta Braves YesActivated from DL
2012-07-21DL-15Atlanta Braves YesDL-15 Right thumb contusion
2012-05-04ActiveAtlanta Braves Yes

The transactions grid above is available for Major Leaguers and Minor Leaguers since May of 2012. All transactions prior to this date will be listed below.



DateNotes
2011-08-31Traded by Pirates to Braves for cash
2010-12-14Signed by Pirates
2010-12-02Granted free agency
2009-01-19Signed by Braves (1-year)
2008-01-18Signed by Braves (1-year)
2005-12-20Traded by Royals to Braves for Ricardo Rodriguez
2005-02-24Signed by Royals (minor)
2005-02-23Claimed off waivers from Devil Rays by Orioles
2005-02-19Released by Devil Rays
1999-06-24signed
Drafted:  Selected by Tampa Bay Rays in 17th round (505th overall) of 1999 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)


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