1B,3B,DH - TB
Yandy Diaz is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Astros. He is said to be "fine" and will likely play in just one more regular season game.
Diaz is coming off a shoulder injury and the Rays look to be playing it safe with Diaz as they prepare for the playoffs. Isaac Paredes will fill in at 3B Sunday.
Yandy Diaz went 3-for-4 with two singles, one double, and one walk against the Astros on Sunday. He also struck out once, drove in two runs, and scored twice in the contest. Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Houston by a score of 7-3 in the series opener.
Diaz is slashing .296/.402/.423 with nine homers, 33 doubles, 56 RBI, 78 walks, and just 59 strikeouts this season. The third baseman has enjoyed a 37-for-100 line and .466 OBP over the course of his last 30 games.
Yandy Diaz (shoulder) hopes to return to the lineup soon. His shoulder feels "a lot better" after a cortisone shot.
Diaz hasn't played since Monday with a shoulder issue. While there is no set date in mind for Diaz to return to the lineup, an IL stint has not been talked about. Jonathan Aranda is leading off and playing 3B Saturday
Yandy Diaz, who is not starting Thursday, received a cortisone shot in his left shoulder. Manager Kevin Cash stated he could be available Friday.
Diaz has been out of the lineup since Tuesday and is dealing with a sore left shoulder. It is a positive sign that Cash believes Diaz could be available to the Rays Friday. He should still be considered day-to-day for now.
Yandy Diaz is not in the lineup Wednesday due to a sore left shoulder.
Diaz and Randy Arozarena sat out Tuesday and apparently that had something to do with an altercation they had. Arozarena is back in the lineup Wednesday, and Diaz will sit out once again with a shoulder injury. He should be considered day-to-day for now.