The bigger they are, the harder they slide.
Jose Diaz is a 28-year-old reliever for the Indianapolis Indians (Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates). Of course, at 6'4" and 300lbs, he could easily be mistaken for an offensive lineman.
During a 2-0 win over the Louisville Bats on Monday -- which showcased a rehab start by Reds' slugger Joey Votto -- Diaz recorded a statistic that has escaped him during his 10 years in the minors.
Diaz stole a base for the first time in his career when he took off for third in the top of the eighth inning. With a heavy slide and a few celebratory fist pumps, Diaz finally got that stat.
He won't top Billy Hamilton anytime soon, but still, it's quite the accomplishment for a man that outweighs Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder, who has managed 17 swipes since breaking into the majors in 2005.