Pirates make it official with Diaz

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, Last Updated: 9:56 PM ET

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Pirates made it official with Matt Diaz on Tuesday, signing the outfielder to a two-year contract.

Financial details were not released, but reports last week indicated that the pact is worth just over $4 million.

Diaz, 32, spent the last five seasons as a part-time player for the Atlanta Braves, who chose not to offer him a contract after this past season. In 84 games with the Braves, Diaz hit .250 with seven home runs and 31 RBI.

"Matt Diaz is a quality fit for our club as a right-handed hitting outfielder whose abilities and approach will impact the team on and off the field," Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said.

An original draft pick of the Rays in 1999, Diaz has also played for Kansas City. He is a lifetime .301 hitter with 43 home runs and 192 RBI in 559 games.


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