Detroit Tigers: 3 surprise cuts, 2 surprise additions to the Opening Day roster
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RHP Miguel Diaz
Diaz allowed one run this spring in nine innings pitched. He struck out 15 batters and walked five. Yet, there were guys with ERAs above 7 that made the team. This might be the most head-scratching cut of them all.
The craziest part is that he was cut a couple weeks ago. They didn't even give him the entire spring to prove himself. He hadn't allowed a run at that point. It's quite baffling.
He will almost certainly be the first arm to get called up in the event of an injury or what have you. He has a unique pitch mix that keeps hitters off balance. Batters hit just .156 against him in spring training.
Again, Diaz won't be in Triple-A for long. It's just strange that he didn't come to Tampa with the big league team.