The Braves have acquired 33-year old righty swinging outfielder Matt Diaz from the Pirates for a player to be named later. Diaz played in 100 games for the Pirates this year and he was 56 for 216 (.259 avg, .627 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 0 homers, 19 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. He has now played in 659 games in his first 9 years in the majors and he is 509 for 1,720 (.296 avg, .783 OPS) with 199 runs scored, 43 homers, 211 RBIs and 32 stolen bases. His best years have come with the Braves. He played for them from 2006-2010, appearing in 511 games in which he was 423 of 1,385 (.305 avg, .815 OPS) with 173 runs scored, 41 homers, 180 RBIs and 28 stolen bases. This was a good move for the Braves as they hope Diaz will provide them with a spark off the bench in September.