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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Andres Diaz went form Dominican to pros, saw two seasons

Andres Diaz 1990 Gulf Coast League Dodgers card
Andres Diaz started his professional baseball career in his native Dominican Republic and he ended it in the United States.

For Diaz, though, the recorded start and end to his career occurred within two seasons. He played one year in rookie ball in the United States and didn't make it further.

Diaz' career began in 1988, signed by the Dodgers as a free agent out of his native Dominican Republic.

He's listed on his 1990 card as attending Liceo A. Perez High School and residing in Palenque, D.R.

He hit the field in the Dominican Republic in 1989, with Santo Domingo. He got into 52 games and hit .352. He also hit 12 doubles and two home runs.

Stateside, the Dodgers assigned Diaz to the rookie Gulf Coast League, at Kissimmee. He got into 60 games in the GCL. He hit .267, with one home run and 30 RBI to mark the extent of his career.

1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:3,139
Made the Majors:1,140-36.3%
Never Made Majors:1,999-63.7%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 473
10+ Seasons in the Minors:282

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