In case you missed it last week, former Fisher Cat Jonathan Diaz has re-signed with the Blue Jays. A minor league free agent, Diaz had spent 2013 with the Red Sox, playing mostly in Triple-A Pawtucket to the tune of a .253 average.
While with the Sox, Diaz tasted the major leagues for the first time. On June 29, he made his MLB debut against his former organization, the Blue Jays, scoring a run in a 6-2 Red Sox loss. After five games, he returned to Pawtucket to finish the season in Triple-A.
Diaz was originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the 12th round of the 2006 draft from North Carolina State. He spent parts of five seasons with New Hampshire, playing in 297 games between 2008-12, the third highest total in Fisher Cats history.
A native of Florida, Diaz is currently playing with Gigantes in the Dominican Winter League. He's had a terrific first month, batting .308 with a home run, 11 RBI and 19 walks in 26 games. In a marathon affair on Monday night, Diaz had the go-ahead hit in the 11th inning against Escogido.