SF Giants sign top prospect from the Orioles and former Dodgers to a minor league deal.

The SF Giants recently signed 27-year-old outfielder Yusniel Díaz to a minor-league contract, as reported by baseball journalist Francys Romero. 

Díaz, once a top-100 prospect, made his MLB debut with the Orioles in 2022 but struggled at the Triple-A level.

In 2022, he played with the Dodgers' Double-A team, hitting .278/.374/.484 with 16 home runs and impressive plate discipline. 

Despite his tools – above-average power, a keen eye, decent speed, and a strong arm – Díaz has yet to fully showcase his potential. 

Defensively, he's been limited to the outfield corners, mainly in right field. 

A Cuban native, Díaz signed with the Dodgers in 2016 for a substantial $15.5 million signing bonus when Farhan Zaidi was the Dodgers' GM. 

Díaz excelled early in the U.S., reaching Double-A by his 20th birthday, hitting .314/.428/.477 in 2018, and becoming a star in the Futures Game. 

Traded to the Orioles in 2018 for Manny Machado, injuries and the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted Díaz's progress, leading to mixed performances in the upper minors.  

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