Yankees Release Matt Diaz

The Yankees have released outfielder Matt Diaz, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com (on Twitter).  Diaz was expected to fill a need for the Yankees as a right-handed hitting outfielder.

The Bombers signed Diaz to a minor league deal back in December that would have paid $1.2MM plus incentives if he made the big league roster.  The Reynolds Sports Management client boasts a career .324/.364/.498 slash line against lefties.  Last season with the Braves he posted a .222/.280/.333 batting line in 51 big league games.

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