Tag: Elias Diaz

Examining the Pirates’ Catching Depth

BRADENTON, Fla. – Elias Diaz is still out with an undisclosed illness, which has now put him in question for the Opening Day roster. Francisco Cervelli isn’t currently injured, but his history of injuries are well documented. That combination leads to an examination of the catching depth for the Pirates. You could argue that the […]
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Gajtka: Pirates Handled Tricky Slide Controversy Appropriately

I have not played Major League Baseball. I have not ever played a legitimate baseball game, in fact. (Hope you don't think less of...

Anthony Rizzo’s Questionable Takeout Of Elias Díaz Highlights Rule Confusion

PITTSBURGH — From the moment Anthony Rizzo changed course on his way to home plate in the eighth inning Monday, any sports fan (or human being) could predict the likely postgame reaction. The Cubs were going to say Rizzo’s takeout of Elias Díaz was fine. The Pirates were going to say it wasn’t. Chalk one […]
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Mother’s Day Was a Very Special Day For Elias Diaz This...

PITTSBURGH — As has been tradition since 2006, MLB players wore pink hats, socks, spikes, and undershirts, wear a pink ribbon on their chest...

Nick Kingham’s New Slider Helped Fuel a Near Perfect MLB Debut

PITTSBURGH — Nick Kingham got really close to the majors in 2015. He posted a 3.58 ERA in Triple-A in 2014 and returned to that level the next year, most likely as the Pirates first option for a call-up. The call didn’t come, though, and at the end of May, it was discovered that Kingham […]
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Williams: The Pirates Are Getting Good Performances From Some Key Prospects

It's hard to say at this point how competitive the Pirates will be in 2018. If the first two weeks of the season are to...

Should Elias Diaz Be Getting More Playing Time After His Hot...

PHILADELPHIA — It looks like for the first time in a long time, the Pirates might have a backup catcher that is pushing for more playing time. Elias Diaz came into the 2018 season assured of a Major League job for the first time in his career, and so far, the 27-year-old has taken advantage […]
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Facing First Losing Streak, Pirates Got Timely Depth Charge

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates had run into their first real roadblock of their 2018 season, having lost two miserable, blustery games to the Rockies at PNC Park. For Wednesday afternoon’s pleasingly sun-splashed series finale at PNC Park, not only did Clint Hurdle start with Gregory Polanco, Francisco Cervelli, Corey Dickerson and Colin Moran on the […]
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Elias Diaz Added a New Leg Kick at the Plate; Can...

BRADENTON, Fla. – Elias Diaz is going to get his shot in the majors this year. The catcher has already spent time in the majors over the last three seasons, with the bulk of his 206 plate appearances coming last year as a depth option and an injury replacement throughout the year. He’s now out […]
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Elias Diaz Says His Mother is Doing Well, and is Working...

BRADENTON, Fla. – About a week ago, Elias Diaz was reaching the end of an unthinkable situation. His mother had been kidnapped, and was held four days by the kidnappers, before finally being recovered last Sunday. The Pirates gave Diaz some extra time off to deal with his family, rather than having to report to […]
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