Dayan Enrique Díaz ... First name is pronounced "dye-ANN" ... Missed entire 2009 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery ... Played for Colombia in 2013 World Baseball Classic qualifying rounds (Colombia did not qualify for tournament)... Pitched for Colombia in 2017 World Baseball Classic ... Given nickname "Jumbito" in 2016 while with Cincinnati , where he pitched in Reds bullpen with Jumbo Diaz ... Pitched for Cangrejeros de Santurce in Puerto Rican Winter League during 2014-15 off season...Pitched for Cardenales de Lara in Venezuelan Winter League during 2015-16 and 2016-17 off seasons ... Originally signed by Astros scouts Pablo Torrealba and Guillermo Ramirez.
Opened year with Triple-A Fresno and went 1-0 with a 1.98 ERA (13.2 IP - 3 ER) in fi rst 10 appearances for Grizzlies ... Made Astros debut May 14 at New York (A.L.) in second game of doubleheader (0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 SO) ... Earned first Major League win during third stint with Houston July 1 vs. New York (A.L.) ... Optioned back to Fresno July 7 and finished regular season with Grizzlies...Designated for assignment Aug. 31 ... Claimed off waivers by Angels Sept. 4 and was assigned to Class-A Orem...Did not pitch for Owlz during their postseason run.
Spent most of the season at Triple A Louisville in the Reds organization, made six relief appearances during two stints with the Reds in his Major League debut...gave up seven earned runs in his 6.2 innings of work...had one of his best seasons as a minor leaguer with the Bats...went 7-1 with a 3.05 ERA (19ER/56IP) in 40 outings (1 start)...made five appearances with the Reds from May 22-May 31...in his first four games, gave up just two runs in 3.1 innings, before giving up five in his final outing before...was demoted back to Triple A following the outing...was with the Bats for three outings, when he was promoted back to the big league club for his final Major League outing of the season on June 16...gave up just one run (unearned) in a career-long 2.2 innings...began the season at Louisville and went 2-0 and 1.88 ERA in 12 relief appearances before he was promoted on May 22 as one of eight roster moves...in the 5-4 Reds loss on that night vs. SEA threw a scoreless 6th inning in his Major League debut...on June 18, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Louisville to make room on the roster for LHP Cody Reed...became the first pitcher and fourth player in club history born in Colombia (SS Orlando Cabrera, IF Jolbert Cabrera, SS Edgar Renteria
Dayan spent the entire season at Single-A Lexington, going 5-4 with 19 saves and a 1.85 ERA (12 ER/58.1 IP) while recording 64 strikeouts and 30 walks in 41 relief appearances. ...Allowed just one home run in 58.1 innings of work. ...Limited left-handed hitters to a .184 batting average (16-for-87) while holding righties to a .207 clip (24-for-116)....Did not allow a run in his first eight appearances, spanning 17.1 innings....Went 4-1 with two saves and a 0.49 ERA (1 ER/18.1 IP) in nine April contests. ...Converted nine-straight saves opportunities, July 10-August 10.
In his first season at the Single-A level, Dayan went 7-3 with a 1.98 ERA (11 ER/50.0 IP) in 19 games (one start) with the Tri-City ValleyCats....Set career-highs in wins and strikeouts (70) while not allowing a home run in 50.0 innings. ...Recorded two or more strikeouts in 17 of his games. ...Held opponents to a .158 batting average (27-for-171). ...Honored as the organization's "Co-Pitcher of the Month" for August after going 3-1 with a 0.89 ERA (2 ER/20.1 IP) in eight games (one start).
Spent the season recovering from Tommy John surgery ... pitched in two games with the Gulf Coast League Astros.
Placed on the minor league disabled list with an injured right elbow, June 23 ... would miss the campaign.
Went 2-2 with a 1.85 ERA (10 ER/48.2 IP) in 13 games (eight starts) with the Astros Venezuelan Rookie League team....Struck out a season-high eight batters in 4.0 innings of relief June 14 at VSL Cardinals. ...Held right-handed hitters to a .212 batting average (29-for-137) on the year. ...Allowed just two home runs in 48.2 innings of work.
Spent the entire season with the Astros Venezuelan Rookie League team, going 1-1 with a 2.05 ERA (5 ER/22.0 IP) in 13 games ... struck out 17 while walking 15.
In his first professional baseball season, Dayan went 0-1 with a 6.35 ERA (4 ER/5.2 IP) in three games (one start) with the Astros Venezuelan Rookie League team.