The Braves have worked out a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates to bring outfielder Matt Diaz back to Atlanta in exchange for a player to be named later. MattyD hit .305 with the Braves from 2006-2010. The Braves hope he can help out their dismal stats against left-handed pitching, where they currently rank last in average and OBP.
Diaz is signed through 2012 and is owed $2 million for next season. The Pirates are also sending some cash to Atlanta to help offset his remaining salary this season. The Braves made the trade before the deadline so that Diaz will be eligible to play for the Braves in the postseason.
Though in a little bit of a slump right now, I’m hoping Diaz can help fill some holes in the current offense. Welcome back to Atlanta, MattyD!
Tags: Matt Diaz, Pittsburgh Pirates, Trade
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