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Pirates Designate Lewin Díaz For Assignment

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated first baseman Lewin Díaz for assignment.

The move comes as the corresponding move for the Carlos Santana signing, which became official on Tuesday.

Díaz was claimed off waivers from the Miami Marlins just last week. The 26-year-old has spent parts of the last three seasons with Miami.

In all, Díaz has combined to hit .181 with a .567 OPS and 13 home runs in 112 games.

While he hasn’t been able to find his groove at the plate as a big leaguer yet, Díaz has been impressive defensively at first base.

In 99 games at the position, he has yet to commit his first error and has been responsible for 16 defensive runs saved.

The Pirates are surely hoping that Díaz will pass through waivers and will remain in the organization as a depth piece.

The Pirates’ 40-man roster is full at 40 players.

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