Elias Diaz struggled offensively after being optioned back to Triple-A Indianapolis July 7, getting away from what he does best.
He went 2-for-4 in his first game back, but then came the problems. Diaz hit just .133 (6-for-45) over his next 13 games.
His problem wasn’t an uncommon one, even though he’s had multiple brief promotions to the major leagues over the past few seasons, though his most recent stay with the Pirates lasted more than a month.
“Typical of some younger guys that come back from the big leagues, they want to continue to impress and try to do a little more,” Indianapolis hitting coach Butch Wynegar said. “They start doing things they weren’t doing before when they were going well.”
And for Diaz, his desire to do a ...
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