How Much Does Alexis Diaz Make?
Alexis Diaz makes an average base salary of $700,000
For the whole duration of spring training, Alexis Diaz remained in the Cincinnati Reds’ clubhouse, waiting to hear if this was the day he’d finally get called up.
When Daniel Duarte and Dauri Moreta realized they had made the team with a week to go in camp, they were both thrilled.
At this point, Diaz had not yet been informed of his future status by the Reds, who had already released several players.
Freddie Benavides summoned Diaz to manager David Bell’s office on the penultimate day of camp.
On the Reds’ Opening Day roster, Diaz and Duarte join Hunter Greene as the only rookies who have yet to play in a major league game.
In an effort to keep them out of the now-canceled Rule 5 Draft, all of them were added to the 40-man roster in November of last year.
In the clubhouse, Diaz couldn’t stop beaming once he was told he had been selected for the team. He contacted his loved ones.
He had never pitched above Double-A before, but after showing promise in the Puerto Rican Winter League, scouts believed he may make the squad.
Edwin Diaz’s younger brother, Diaz, is a New York Mets closer. As far as we know, they’re the first set of Puerto Rican brothers to pitch in the Major Leagues.
A pitching coach and a personal trainer were hired by the brothers to assist Alexis to improve his mechanics and developing velocity during the offseason.
Diaz posted a 3.83 ERA in 35 relief appearances with 70 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings at Double-A Chattanooga last year.