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mike diaz

Teams: Chicao Cubs, Pittsburg Pirates, Chicago White Sox, Lotte Orions

Michael Anthony Diaz (born April 15, 1960) is a former professional baseball player. He played all or part of four seasons in Major League Baseball between 1983 and 1988, for the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago White Sox. He also played four seasons in Nippon Professional Baseball from 1989 to 1992, After starting his career as a catcher, he split his time about equally between first base and the outfield. Following his major league career, he played four seasons in Japan, from 1989 until 1992, for the Lotte Orions (who in 1992 became the Chiba Lotte Marines). He was nicknamed "Rambo" there due to a perceived resemblance to Sylvester Stallone. In 1990, he became the first foreign player to catch a game in NPB in 12 years.