Matt Diaz’ agent: ‘Could happen today’
|12.07.10 at 12:26 pm ET|
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Larry Reynolds, the agent for free agent outfielder Matt Diaz, wouldn’t confirm if the Red Sox were one of the suitors for the righty hitting outfielder, but did say “there are a lot of teams interested,” and that he thought a deal would be done in the “next couple of days, even today.” The 32-year-old would seem to be a good fit for the Red Sox, who, according to general manager Theo Epstein, a complementary-type right-handed hitter. Diaz who was non-tendered by the Braves, is a .335 career hitter against lefties.
The left fielder had a solid season in 2009 for the Braves, hitting .313 with 13 homers and a .878 OPS. Diaz suffered a right thumb injury which hindered in ’10 season, playing in 84 games and hitting .250 with seven homers. He spent time on the disabled list in May.
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