1B,2B,3B,SS - HOU
The Astros and INF Aledmys Diaz avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3 million deal.
Diaz should continue serving in a utility role for the Astros this year. Next season will be his final one for salary arbitration.
Aledmys Diaz went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the Astros 9-7 loss to the A's on Wednesday in Game 3 of the ALDS.
Diaz took Jesus Luzardo deep for a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning to tie the game up at 4-4; it was the DH's only hit of the game. He's only logged five at-bats this postseason and Wednesday's game was his first start.
Aledmys Diaz was unavailable on Sunday against the Dodgers due to a quad injury.
It sounds like a minor issue. Manager Dusty Baker hopes that the utilityman will be ready to return on Tuesday or Wednesday this week.
Aledmys Diaz hit a three-run homer off Lance Lynn in the Astros' 8-4 win over the Rangers on Thursday afternoon.
This was just the fourth game of the season for Diaz, who missed a lot of August with a groin strain. A utility player for Houston, Diaz doesn't need to be owned in fantasy.