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Jose Diaz Stolen Base: Minor League Pitcher Weighs 300 Pounds, Slides Into Third Base (VIDEO)

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Three-hundred pound Indianapolis Indians' relief pitcher Jose Diaz slides into third base to record the first stolen base of his minor league career.
Three-hundred pound Indianapolis Indians' relief pitcher Jose Diaz slides into third base to record the first stolen base of his minor league career.

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.

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