Matt Diaz has signed a two year contract with the Pirates. Financial terms are not yet known.
This came as a surprise to me, as I thought he was headed to Philly as was widely speculated.
Apparently the Pirates have promised Matt a starting job. If Diaz shows that he can do well as an everyday player, don’t be a bit surprised to see him traded to a contender at the trade deadline for prospects. The Pirates probably need the prospects more than a veteran role player.
I wish Diaz luck except for when the Pirates go up against the Braves!