Aledmys Dáiz Serrano, a professional baseball shortstop for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball, was born in Cuba on August 1, 1990. (MLB).
Before defecting to the United States in 2012, he competed for the Naranjas de Villa Clara in the Cuban National Series. Daiz joined the St. Louis Cardinals in 2014, and in 2016, he made his Major League Baseball debut. Additionally, he has represented the Toronto Blue Jays.
Daiz was friends with and shared a street with future Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher José Fernández when they were children in Santa Clara, Cuba. They were on the same childhood baseball team, and Fernández’s mother was pushed to take Dáz to the game by his father and uncle.
Daiz represented the Naranjas de Villa Clara, a team based in Santa Clara, in the Serie Nacional de Béisbol (Cuban National Series), the country’s main amateur baseball league.
The Cardinals subsequently traded three veteran players to make room for Dáiz to take over as the starting shortstop after initially intending for him to play the 2016 season in Memphis.
To replace outfielder Tommy Pham, who had been sidelined since Opening Day two days prior due to injury, the Cardinals brought him up to the major league roster on April 5, 2016.
In exchange for minor league pitcher Trent Thornton, the Blue Jays sent Dáiz to the Houston Astros on November 17, 2018. He batted in 2019.271/.356/.467 in 210 at-bats, nine home runs, and 40 RBIs
Does Aledmys Diaz Have Any Kids?
Yes, Aledmys Diaz has a son who was born on August 5, 2016, to him and his wife Dayara Diaz.