Eric Fryer Reinstated from Paternity List, Diaz Optioned to Indianapolis

  • BuccosFanStuckinMD
    July 26, 2016 8:16 pm

    I know Fryer has hit pretty well since the Pirates grabbed him off the trash heap, but he’s not a very good defensive catcher and he’s a veteran journeyman – with no future with the team beyond this season.
    So, we send down Diaz – who is an excellent young defensive catcher, who just needs to get some MLB experience – and keep Fryer on the 25 man. Why? For both the short term and long term, that doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.

    • michael schalke
      July 27, 2016 12:15 am

      Diaz should be playing everyday (Indy) until Sep.1.

      • BuccosFanStuckinMD
        July 27, 2016 7:20 pm

        And that helps the Pittsburgh Pirates how? Teams continually run on the Pirates because there isn’t a quality arm among Cervelli, Stewart, or Fryer.

    • Sending Diaz down until Sept 1 preserves a year of control. Plus it keeps Fryer in the system in case another injury occurs. Plus it allows Diaz to get regular playing time as he comes back from injury.

      • BuccosFanStuckinMD
        July 27, 2016 7:21 pm

        Another year of control? Yeah that really helps the Pirates this year. Maybe when Diaz is 30 he will be given a shot in Pittsburgh.

  • Diaz looked good in his one start. Nice to know we have a healthy backup.

  • an other one bites the dust, so diaz will be on the super 2 watch for 2017.