I'm very excited and thankful to be goin to camp with the Yankees!This little boys dream come true!!!!— Matthew Diaz (@diazfoundation) December 26, 2012
The deal is a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. Diaz could earn $1.2 million if he makes the club out of spring training.
While Diaz wasn't the most consistent hitter, he was an interesting player to watch, though I wouldn't recommend watching him if you wanted to learn a good batting stance. At times he seemed to defy logic with his unorthodox hitting style.