RP,SP - DET
Detroit Tigers reliever Miguel Diaz tossed a scoreless inning Sunday versus the Minnesota Twins.
Sunday marked the third straight scoreless outing for Diaz who has yet to allow an earned run this spring. The hard-throwing right-hander has five strikeouts against just a single walk in his three frames this spring. The 28-year-old owns a 5.37 ERA in 75 career appearances but pitched to a 3.64 ERA across 25 appearances with the Padres in 2021 before allowing just one earned run in 3 2/3 innings with the Tigers last season.
Relief pitcher Miguel Diaz has signed a deal with the Detroit Tigers. If he makes the major league roster, he will earn $800,000.
Diaz was fairly effective out of the bullpen for the Padres in 2021, posting a 1.19 WHIP, 3.64 ERA, and 46/16 K/BB ratio in 42 innings pitched. The relief pitcher should have no problem carving out a spot in the Tigers’ underwhelming bullpen going into the 2022 season.
Miguel Diaz pitched one inning allowing one hit, five earned runs, and a grand slam during Saturday's 10-2 defeat to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Diaz also managed to walk three batters. Prior to the meltdown, the Padres faced a 5-1 deficit heading into the top of the ninth inning. With runners on second and third, Diaz tossed a wild pitch which plated Joc Pederson and increased the Dodger lead to 6-1. Two walks later, Diaz left a meatball hanging up in the zone on an 0-and-2 count to Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger. Bellinger responded in kind by blasting a grand-slam to right. Serving in a late-inning relief role thus far, Diaz has failed to close much of anything this season, allowing 12 earned-runs in 13 innings pitched on the 2017 season.