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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sandy Diaz saw 4 seasons, high-A: Baseball Profiles

Sandy Diaz 1990 Kenosha Twins card
Sandy Diaz fielded the ball in this August 1989 game for Elizabethton, but he didn't record the out. He also allowed a run to score, according to The Bluefield Daily Telegraph.

Pitching in the sixth inning, the reliever Diaz grabbed the come-backer and threw to first. The ball, though, sailed wide for an error and a run. He then soon gave up another run on a single, The Daily Telegraph wrote.

It was a game Elizabethton would go on to lose in extras, according to The Daily Telegraph.

Diaz pitched in that game in his first season as a pro. He went on to play in four seasons. He never made AA.

Diaz' career began that year in 1989, signed by the Twins as a free agent out of his native Dominican Republic.

Sandy Diaz 1990 Elizabethton Twins card

Diaz played that first year in the rookie Appalachian League. He got into 12 games, starting seven. He had a 5-3 record, with a 5.37 ERA.

He split 1990 between Elizabethton and single-A Kenosha. Between them, he went 5-7, with a 3.78 ERA. He also struck out 96 in 116.2 innings.

It was back to Elizabethton for 1991, playing there exclusively. He got 13 outings, 10 starts. His ERA came in a 3.38.

For 1992, he split time between Kenosha and high-A Fort Myers. He had a 5.01 ERA om 22 outings, one start, at Kenosha. At Fort Myers, he had a 4.08 ERA in 11 starts. It was his final season as a pro.
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:1,785
Made the Majors: 839 - 47.0%
Never Made Majors: 946-53.0%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 361
10+ Seasons in the Minors:212

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