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Pirates claim Lewin Díaz off waivers

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed first baseman Lewin Díaz off waivers. He was previously with the Miami Marlins.

In a corresponding move, the Pirates have designated Hoy Park for assignment. The infielder will try to find a job elsewhere in the league.

Former Miami Marlins first baseman Lewin Diaz hits a home run in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals
Lewin Diaz hits a home run in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals (Photo by Bryan Cereijo/Getty Images)

The 26-year-old Dominican Republic native has one year of service. He is now under the Pirates’ control through the 2028 season when he is slated to become a free agent.

He spent three seasons with the Marlins. This past season, he had a .169 batting average with five home runs and 11 RBIs in 58 games.

In his career, he appeared in 112 games. He has a .181 batting average with 13 home runs and 27 RBIs in 343 plate appearances.

He has hit 13 home runs over the last two seasons. He had eight home runs with the Marlins during the 2021 season.

According to Baseball Reference, they are projecting that he will have a .210 batting average in 2023. They also project that he will have 10 home runs and 27 RBIs in 300 plate appearances.

Díaz is expected to be depth for the Pirates. He joins a bench that includes Ali Sánchez, Miguel Andújar, and Ryan Vilade at the time of publication.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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