The Pirates signed Diaz to a two year deal.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to sign outfielder Matt Diaz to a two year deal, according to Ken Rosenthal. Diaz was non-tendered last week by the Atlanta Braves, and we heard shortly after that the Pirates were looking at him as a corner outfield option.
Diaz essentially replaces Lastings Milledge, and the two are very similar. Consider the following:
-Diaz has a career .335/.373/.533 line against left handers. Milledge has a career .282/.332/.386 line against left handers. It should be noted that Milledge hit for a .320/.414/.512 line in 2010 against left handers.
-Diaz has a career .269/.327/.382 line against right handers. Milledge is almost identical, at .269/.328/.394.
-Diaz has a career 2.8 UZR/150 in left field, an...
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