Not a big move but it's at least something: the Blue Jays have re-signed middle infielder Jonathan Diaz to a minor league contract, with an invitation to major league spring training. Diaz had elected free agency at the end of September.
The 29-year-old spent the bulk of the season with the Bisons, and for most of it as Ryan Goins's double-play partner in what was one of the best defensive pairing in triple-A.
Diaz was horrible at the plate, hitting .205/.319/.295--he was basically hitting in triple-A like Goins was hitting in the major leagues. Diaz was in Toronto briefly, playing 23 games at short after being called up when Jose Reyes got injured in the first game of the season. He was designated for assignment in late June when the Blue Jays called up Brad Glenn. Remember Brad Glenn?
Currently, Diaz is playing shortstop for the Gigantes Del Cibao of the Dominican Winter League, hitting in front of right fielder Moises Sierra. Next season he will most likely play one of the middle infield spots for the Bisons and serve as depth for the Blue Jays.
Unfortunately, the Blue Jays are not scheduled to play the Reds in 2015 or we could've possibly seen a matchup between "Tiny" Jonathan Diaz (a generous 5'9, 155) and Jumbo Diaz (6'4, 315).