1B,3B,DH - TB
Yandy Diaz (hamstring) is playing third base and batting cleanup for the Rays' second postseason game against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Diaz hasn't played since August 31st due to a right hamstring strain. The 29-year-old is ready to go opposite lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu today. Tampa Bay could knock Toronto from the playoffs with a win this afternoon.
Yandy Diaz was added to the Rays' roster for their Wild Card Round Series against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Diaz successfully made his way through workouts late last week so this was an anticipated move. The third baseman missed all of September with his hamstring issue so his return should be a boost for Tampa Bay as they look to make a deep run in the postseason.
Yandy Diaz (hamstring) went through a full workout on Friday.
There's a chance Diaz returns on Saturday or Sunday, but the Rays are just hoping to have him back for the playoffs.
Rays manager Kevin Cash says Yandy Diaz (hamstring) is close to taking batting practice.
Diaz is trying to return for the first or second round of the playoffs. He's working his way back from a Grade 1 hamstring strain that he suffered in late-August.
Rays manager Kevin Cash says Yandy Diaz (hamstring) is progressing "slowly but surely."
It's beginning to appear unlikely that Diaz returns before the end of the regular season. Perhaps he'll make it back in time for the Rays' postseason run.