|Former Atlanta Braves outfielder Matt Diaz|
Diaz, 34, spent last season with the Atlanta Braves. In 51 games he hit .222 with two home runs and 13 RBI. Diaz went on the disabled list in July with a bruised right thumb and eventually had surgery to remove splinters which ended his season.
Diaz for his career is a .291 hitter in 726 career games.
With the Yankees having Curtis Granderson, Ichiro Suzuki, and Brett Gardner patroling the outfield and losing Nick Swisher to the Cleveland Indians, they are in need of a right hand hitting outfielder, which likely prompted the reason to sign Diaz.
The Yankees are reported also in talks of a trade to get Scott Hairston.
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