Relief pitcher known as Sugar who made his major league debut with the Seattle Mariners in June 2016. Within two months, he led the team in strikeouts. He has over 120,000 followers on his sugardiaz44 Instagram account.
He was drafted to the Seattle Mariners in 2012 in the third round of the MLB draft. He started off playing for the Arizona League Mariners.
He won minor league Starting Pitcher of the Year in 2014 and 2015. He played for Puerto Rico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
His mother is Beatriz Laboy Mendez.
He grew up in Puerto Rico playing outfield with fellow future MLB players like Carlos Correa.