Diaz batted .306 with three home runs and forty-four runs batted in last season with the Dunedin Blue Jays. The 23-year-old will be the third catcher on the 40-man roster, but is not high on the depth chart for Toronto in terms of their minor league catchers.
Curtis Thigpen, who will begin the year at Triple-A, and is the catcher of the future for Toronto, is more polished than Diaz, and a better player.
The Jays, however, didn't want to risk losing Diaz, and decided to protect him, since Thigpen did not have to be protected yet.
Robinson Diaz signed with the Toronto Blue Jays as an undrafted free agent in 2000 out of Monte…