Yankees Considering Matt Diaz for Platoon Outfield Role
Diaz, who was non-tendered by the Braves last week, has been a valuable reserve for Atlanta the last few years. He has strong platoon splits, with a .907 career OPS against left-handers compared to .710 against right-handers.
The lefty-swinging Gardner, meanwhile, has a .691 OPS against lefties, while Granderson checks in at a paltry .621 that looks even worse compared to his .890 OPS against righties.
Diaz would essentially fill the shoes of Marcus Thames, who held down the role of right-handed platoon partner in the outfield last season.
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