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Matt Diaz AW-9

+ Played between 1998-2013 Reached MLB Status: Retired
Biography Data
Positions: OF-750, LF-419, RF-140, DH-17, 1B-6, CF-2
Proper Name: Matthew E. Diaz
Born: March 3, 1978 (37.267)
Place Portland, Oregon
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 206 Bats/Throws: Right-Right
High School: Santa Fe Catholic (Lakeland,FL)
College: Florida State University
Drafted: 1999 -- 17th round (505th overall) by Tampa Bay Rays (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:July 19,2003 (25.138)
TBC Player ID:5131
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Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2014-02-05 - Announced retirement More
Recent Contract:Signed to minor league contract by Miami Marlins (2013-03-26)
Organizations:TBA, KCA, ATL, PIT, MIA
Signed by:Mark McKnight
Relationship(s):Brother of Zach Diaz

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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2014MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2014-02-05lfRMLBAnnounced retirement---
    2013-10-31lfFAMLBDeclared free agency---
    2013-07-06Miami MarlinslfDL-60New OrleansAAATransferred to 60-day DL---
    2013-05-25Miami MarlinslfDL-15New OrleansAAAAssigned to New Orleans (AAA) for rehab40man
    2013-05-20Miami MarlinslfDL-15Miami MarlinsMLBDL-15 Left knee bone contusion40man
    2013-05-02Miami MarlinslfActive-MLBMiami MarlinsMLBContract purchased from New Orleans (AAA)40man
    2013-04-06Miami MarlinsRFMinorsNew OrleansAAAAssigned to New Orleans (AAA)---
    2013-03-26Miami MarlinsRFMinorsMiami MarlinsMLBSigned to minor league contract---
    2013-03-18RFFAMLBReleased by Yankees---
    2012-12-26New York YankeesRFMinorsNew York YankeesMLBSigned to a minor league contract---
    2012-10-29-RFFA-MLBDeclared free agency---
    2012-10-11Atlanta BravesRFActive-MLBAtlanta BravesMLBActivated from DL40man
    2012-07-21Atlanta BraveslfDL-15Atlanta BravesMLBDL-15 Right thumb contusion 40man
    2012-05-04Atlanta BraveslfActive-MLBAtlanta BravesMLB40man
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Traded by Pirates to Braves for cash
    Signed by Pirates
    Granted free agency
    Signed by Braves (1-year)
    Signed by Braves (1-year)
    Traded by Royals to Braves for Ricardo Rodriguez
    Signed by Royals (minor)
    Claimed off waivers from Devil Rays by Orioles
    Released by Devil Rays
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by Tampa Bay Rays in 17th round (505th overall) of 1999 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2013Miami Marlins$ 490,000775230$ 490,000$ 3,017,275
    2012Atlanta Braves$ 2,125,0003231065$ 480,000$ 2,952,482
    2011Pittsburgh Pirates$ 2,125,000323865$ 414,000$ 2,722,607
    2011Atlanta Braves$ 2,125,0003231365$ 414,000$ 2,722,607
    2010Atlanta Braves$ 2,550,0002981468$ 400,000$ 2,812,5942010-12-08 - Signed to 2-year contract for 2011-2012 ($4.25m)
    2009Atlanta Braves$ 1,237,5003981851$ 400,000$ 2,746,7922009-12-12 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2010-2010 ($2.55m) Avoided arbitration
    2009-01-16 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2009-2009 ($1.2375m) Avoided arbitration
    2008Atlanta Braves$ 1,225,0003791459$ 390,000$ 2,696,2522008-01-18 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2008-2008 ($1.225m)
    2007Atlanta Braves$ 395,0006102724$ 380,000$ 2,459,7372007-02-08 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2007-2007 ($0.395m)
    2006Atlanta Braves$ 330,0007042813$ 327,000$ 2,365,0722006-03-04 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2006-2006 ($0.33m)
    2005Kansas City Royals$ 300,000794340$ 300,000$ 2,189,0552005-02-26 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2005-2005 ($0.3m) Minor league contract
    2004Tampa Bay Rays$ 300,000755390$ 300,000$ 2,070,100
    2003Tampa Bay Rays$ 300,000703360$ 300,000$ 2,163,527

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