Aledmys Diaz is a shortstop for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball and wears jersey number 16. Diaz was born in Santa Clara, Cuba, on August 1, 1990.
Daiz represented the Naranjas de Villa Clara, a Santa Clara-based team, in the Serie Nacional de Béisbol (Cuban National Series), the best amateur baseball competition in the country.
On March 9, he agreed to a $4 million, four-year deal with the St. Louis Cardinals. He was added to the Cardinals’ major league roster on April 5, 2016, and he made his debut the following day after being called up.
On December 1st, 2017, the Cardinals traded minor leaguer, J. B. Woodman, to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for outfielder Dáiz.
On November 17, 2018, the Houston Astros acquired Dáiz from the Blue Jays. Daiz, who spent most of his time with the Astros at shortstop, developed into the team’s utility player.
Who Is Aledmys Díaz Dad, Robert Rigoberto Diaz?
Roberto Rigoberto Diaz is the famed father of Houston Astros shortstop Aledmys Diaz. Roberto and his son Aledmys reunited in June 2016 after they had been separated for a while.
Roberto who is a Mexican has worked in a Brazilian jungle where he was an entomologist controlling mosquitoes and the spread of Malaria in the area.
Roberto has always supported his son’s dreams of becoming a baseball player including helping him make a decision to defect from the Cuban national team.
“He completed a dream that has been in the family for many generations,” Roberto said of his son Aledmys breaking through to the Majors in the 2016 season.