Astros, Jumbo Diaz Agree To Minors Deal

Posted: July 31, 2017 in Uncategorized
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The Astros have agreed to a minor league deal with right-handed reliever Jumbo Diaz, tweets Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle.

While the Astros are obviously on the hunt for more impactful names with the non-waiver deadline just under two hours away, the veteran Diaz will provide Houston with a depth option to stash in Triple-A, at the least.

Diaz, 33, struggled to a 5.70 ERA in 30 innings with Tampa Bay this season, averaging 8.4 K/9 against 4.5 BB/9 with a 30.7 percent ground-ball rate. While those numbers are hardly encouraging, he did average nearly 97 mph on his heater and does carry a career 4.02 ERA with 9.2 K/9 against 3.5 K/9 in 168 innings at the Major League level.

from MLB Trade Rumors


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