Juan Díaz (shortstop)
Díaz playing for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in 2007.
Chicago White Sox
December 12, 1988 |
Baní, Dominican Republic
|May 25, 2012 for the Cleveland Indians|
(through 2012 season)
|Runs batted in||0|
Juan Habisail Diaz (born December 12, 1988) is a Dominican professional baseball shortstop, in the Chicago White Sox organization. He signed as a non-drafted free agent on April 20, 2006 by Seattle Mariners and he played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians in 2012.
In 2006, his first professional season, Díaz batted .191 in 178 at-bats for the Dominican Summer League Mariners. He drove in 23 runs and had an on-base percentage of .324. He played shortstop for 44 of 47 games and 3 games at third base.
Díaz began the 2007 season with the Class-A High Desert Mavericks appearing in six games. He was transferred to the Peoria Mariners on May 24 and then the Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on June 4. He hit .333 with five runs scored, six doubles and 11 RBIs in 22 games in May. He had season-high 10-game hitting streak, hitting .375 from June 21–30. Díaz took part in the Mariners 2007 Arizona Fall League playing for the Peoria Javelinas.
He spent the 2008 season with Wisconsin, appearing in 122 games. He recorded five hit streaks of five or more game, including a season-high seven-game hit streak from June 19–25. He recorded 22 multi-hit games, including four season-high three-hit games. Díaz participated in the Mariners Advance Development League in Peoria.
Díaz split the 2009 season with the Mavericks and the Peoria Mariners. During his time with Peoria he compiled three hits in three at-bats with one home run. With the Mavericks he hit .311 with 101 hits, four home runs and 29 RBIs in 84 games. He was a California League Mid-Season All-Star in his best offensive season to date.
The Indians purchased Díaz's contract on November 18, 2011. Díaz was called up to the Indians on May 25, 2012.
On June 4, 2013, Diaz was called up from the Triple-A Columbus Clippers to fill in for All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera who had been put on the 15-day DL earlier that day. He was optioned back to Columbus on June 11 when John McDonald was activated. He was designated for assignment on September 1.
Díaz signed a minor league deal with the Miami Marlins on November 8, 2013.
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