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32 Derek Dietrich 2B
Height/Weight: 6-1/200 | Birthdate: 7/18/1989 | Birthplace: Cleveland, OH | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Miami | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 5/0 | Average Draft Position: 319.33
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Derek Dietrich on DL as Marlins promote Jake Marisnick


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) A right wrist strain has Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich on the disabled list. Outfielder Jake Marisnick has been promoted to take his roster spot.

Dietrich, who was called up from the minors on June 22, has not played since Tuesday with the ailment. He has just one hit in his last 19 at-bats.


Derek Dietrich gets the call Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Marlins infielder Derek Dietrich has been called up Sunday.

Dietrich will replace Rafael Furcal on the active roster. Furcal was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to hamstring issue. Dietrich has hit .246/.342/.431 over 130 at-bats in the minors.


Report: Derek Dietrich to join Marlins Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Marlins infielder Derek Dietrich will be recalled before Sunday's game against the Mets, MLB.com reports.

Dietrich will be replacing Rafael Furcal, who is expected to go back on the disabled list with hamstring issues. Dietrich hit .246/.342/.431 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 130 at-bats with the Marlins before being sent down in early June.


Derek Dietrich sent down to work on defense


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) The Marlins optioned infielder Derek Dietrich to Triple-A New Orleans following Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Rays, the team announced.

Manager Mike Redmond told MLB.com the team wants Dietrich to work on his defense. Dietrich has made eight errors in 37 games with the Marlins, but also ranked third among qualified hitters on the team with a .773 OPS.

A corresponding move has not yet been announced. 


Marlins want Derek Dietrich to 'clear his head'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Marlins manager Mike Redmond is giving second baseman Derek Dietrich, who made two bad throws Sunday, at least one night off to clear his head, reports the Miami Herald.

"I've given him a couple days off earlier in the year just to kind of clear his head," Redmond told the paper. "Sometimes it's like anything. It's like offense. You just need a couple days to clear your head and relax. A lot of times that works. I think it worked before. We gave him a couple days off and let him relax. He seemed to play much better after that. I'm hoping that's the key."

Dietrich has made seven errors, tied for the most among NL second basemen.


Derek Dietrich smacks fourth home run in loss to Giants


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) Marlins infielder Derek Dietrich went yard on Thursday, but it wasn't enough as his team dropped the series opener against the Giants in San Francisco.

Dietrich took starter Matt Cain deep for a solo home run in the opening frame -- his lone hit of the night. He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in a 6-4 defeat. Dietrich has recorded a hit for the third time in as many days. He is hitting .241 with four homers and 12 RBI in 83 at-bats.

Hitters to start in Week 7


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/10/2014) Need a sleeper for Fantasy Week 7 (May 12-18)? Yasmani Grandal, Adam LaRoche, Derek Dietrich, Todd Frazier, Jonathan Villar and George Springer are all "starts" in my book.

Find out why in the latest edition of Start and Sit Hitters.


Marlins see an everyday player in Derek Dietrich


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2014) Marlins infielder Derek Dietrich has been mostly used as a platoon hitter this season, but the team eventually views him as an everyday type of player.

"You talk about young guys developing, he's come a long ways," manager Mike Redmond told MLB.com Thursday. "That's a testament to him. Last year, he got his feet wet in the big leagues. That was huge for him. "This guy, he can hit. You watch him, the way he runs balls out. He wants to get the big hit. This guy is a gamer. He wants to contribute."

Dietrich is in the midst of a bit of a slump recently, hitting .258 for the season, and does not have an extra-base hit in his last 10 games. His role moving forward might be in doubt, with Rafael Furcal expected to take over at second base upon his return from the disabled list. 


Derek Dietrich hits third homer


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Marlins infielder Derek Dietrich continued his hot start to the season Wednesday, clubbing his third home run of the season in a 6-3 loss to the Nationals.

Dietrich accounted for all of the team's offense in the losing effort with one swing of the bat, as he clubbed a three-run homer in the fourth inning to establish an early lead.  He finished the game 1 for 4, with a pair of strikeouts.

Dietrich has impressed early in the season, though he hasn't quite been a full-time player yet. He is hitting .286/.429/.643 in 28 at-bats, with eight RBI and eight runs scored in nine games. 


Derek Dietrich (back) returns to starting lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2014) Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich returned to the starting lineup Monday vs. Washington after missing the last two games due to lower back tightness.

Derek Dietrich unable to start Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich was held out of the starting lineup for a second straight game Sunday against the Phillies due to lower back tightness. Jeff Baker once again started at second base for Miami.

"My back tightened up on me," Dietrich said, per MLB.com. "I guess back spasm or whatever. I got treatment all day yesterday. I'm available off the bench. Hopefully I'll be back in there [Monday]."

Dietrich, who has started six of 13 games at second base, is batting .313 with a .750 slugging percentage, 1.250 OPS, two home runs and five RBI.


Derek Dietrich scratched with back tightness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich was a late scratch Saturday night against the Phillies due to lower back tightness, the Miami Herald reports. Jeff Baker will take his spot in the lineup, the team announced.

Dietrich launched a two-run home run the previous night against Philadelphia. He is hitting .313 with two homers and five RBI in 16 at-bats.


Derek Dietrich continues to mash in Friday defeat


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich has taken advantage of a recent increase in playing time. He rake again in a Friday night loss to the Phillies.

Dietrich tied the game with a two-run homer in the second inning and added a walk in sweetening his stat line on the season to .313/.500/.750. He has two home runs in the last three games.


Derek Dietrich playing well with spotty playing time


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Marlins infielder Derek Dietrich has made the most of his rare starts in the season's first week, as he reached base multiple times yet again Saturday against the Padres.

Dietrich went 2 for 3 with one run scored in the 5-0 win Saturday, and added an RBI with his sixth-inning single. He also struck out once and reached base via walk, bringing his on-base percentage to an absurd .667.

Deitrich boasts some gaudy starts, but has had just six at-bats through the team' first six games. He will likely continue to see just spot starts moving forward. 


Pair of injured Marlins players return to action


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Marlins infielder Derek Dietrich (head) and outfielder Marcell Ozuna (leg) both returned to action during Tuesday's spring game against the Cardinals. Dietrich went 1 for 4 with an RBI, while Ozuna went 1 for 4 with a double and RBI.

Injured Marlins players appear to be progressing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) Injured Marlins players Derek Dietrich (nose), Greg Dobbs (quadriceps) and Marcell Ozuna (leg) are all progressing, per MLB.com.

Dietrich and Dobbs will both play the field during a minor-league game Monday. Ozuna, who left Sunday's game with a leg cramp, is feeling better and will do some baseball activities Monday. He could be back in the spring lineup Tuesday.


Derek Dietrich suffers non-displaced fracture at top of nose


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2014) Marlins infielder Derek Dietrich was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture at the top of his nose after getting hit in the face by a groundball Thursday, per MLB.com. Dietrich, who will wear a protective guard, is listed as day to day.

Derek Dietrich smacked in face by bad-hop grounder


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2014) Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich was struck in the nose Thursday by a Jon Jay grounder that took a bad hop. Dietrich was removed from the game, but walked off the field under his own power, MLB.com has reported. He was later taken to a doctor.

Derek Dietrich a sleeper candidate to play third for Miami


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2014) Marlins infielder Derek Dietrich is considered a sleeper candidate to win the third-base job in the event Casey McGehee struggles in his return from a stint overseas, according to MLB.com.

"I was impressed with Dietrich's transition last year from shortstop to second base," Marty Scott, the Marlins' vice president of player development, said. "His defense got better. When he got to the big leagues, I thought he did better than expected. I thought he was going to be decent. But he impressed me there. He went through a little bit of a transition period from short to second. I think he will make the same transition from second to third."

While Dietrich is proving he has no problems playing multiple positions, the Marlins aren't ready to label him a utility player.

"Derek is too young to be labeled a utility player," Scott said. "He showed me he can play a couple of positions. At some point, I think we need to settle on one position or the other."


Derek Dietrich to be considered for third base


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/13/2013) The Miami Herald reports that the Marlins will give Derek Dietrich an opportunity to latch on as the team's third baseman going into spring training next season. Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill told the Herald, "I know [infield coach Perry Hill] likes him at second base, but we’re going to...see if he can play some third base in spring training."

Dietrich appeared in 57 games at second base for the Marlins as a rookie in 2013, and as a minor leaguer, he has primarily been used as a shortstop. He did play eight games at third base for Double-A Jacksonville this past season.

With the Marlins, Dietrich hit .214 with nine home runs and 23 RBI.


Marlins send Derek Dietrich, Marcell Ozuna to Double-A


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2013) The Marlins optioned Derek Dietrich and Marcell Ozuna to Double-A Jacksonville after Monday's win at Colorado, the Palm Beach Post reports. The team will select the contracts of Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick Tuesday. 

Dietrich, a 24-year-old second baseman, was batting just .214 over 215 at-bats for the Marlins. He had nine homers and 23 RBI with 56 strikeouts. 

The 22-year-old Ozuna, a right fielder, hit .265 over 275 at-bats with three homers and 32 RBI. 


Derek Dietrich hits ninth homer


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2013) Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich hit his ninth home run Sunday against the Nationals.

Dietrich produced the only runs against Taylor Jordan, clubbing a two-run shot in the fourth inning. Dietrich finished 1 for 4, with one run and two RBI. Dietrich is hitting .218/.282/.421 in 202 at-bats. 


Derek Dietrich goes deep again


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2013) Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich continued his turnaround Saturday, going 2 for 4 with a home run in a 5-4 loss to the Cardinals.

Dietrich hit a solo home run in the fourth inning to give the Marlins a lead, though they could not make it stand up.  He finished the game 2 for 4 with two runs scored, and he added a double as well. The solo home runs was his only RBI.

Dietrich has shown good power for the Marlins, but he is batting just .218 on the season, with eight home runs and 20 RBI. He is hitting .303 over the last nine games, to raise his average from .199, with two home runs and five doubles in that span. 


Derek Dietrich on four-game hitting streak


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2013) Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich contributed a two-run double during Sunday's 6-2 win against the Padres. Dietrich pushed his hitting streak to four games, batting .400 (6 for 15) with a home run, two doubles and three RBI.

Dietrich's hitting streak comes on the heels of a 4-for-37 slump over a 12-game span from June 10-23.


Derek Dietrich says positive 'results will come'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2013) Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich was out of the starting lineup for the second time in four games Wednesday against the Twins, as he remains mired in a 5-for-38 slump.

"Everybody struggles in this game at one point or another. It’s the guys who minimize it that have the most success," Dietrich said, per The Miami Herald. "Everybody is going make adjustments and always find a way to get you out a certain amount of time. I’ve been there before in the minors and in college. The sun always shines after the storm. I feel like if I just stick with it over time I think I know what I can do. The Marlins know what I can do. Just got to keep with it, stay positive and bring excitement and have fun with it each and everyday. The results will come."