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Matt Diaz Could Be a Low-Risk Fix for New York Yankees Outfield

New York Daily News reported Wednesday night that the New York Yankees have signed veteran outfielder Matt Diaz to a minor league contract and extended an invitation to spring training to the 35-year-old.

Diaz played in just 51 games for the Atlanta Braves in 2012 and missed the second half of the season after having surgery on an injured thumb. He hit an unusually poor .222/.280/.333 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 118 plate appearances for the Braves.

For his career, Diaz is a .291/.339/.431 hitter in 10 big league seasons for the Tampa Bay Rays, Kansas City Royals, Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates.

Most importantly for the Yankees, he is an outfielder who hits from the right side of the plate. Diaz, if he earns a spot on the roster, ...

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