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New year renewal: Bucs' Diaz happy, healthy

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BRADENTON, Fla. -- Elias Diaz could barely hide his excitement about turning the page on 2016.

"Definitely a tough year, but it's over. New year!" Diaz said, sitting in front of his locker at Pirate City. "[I'm] healthy. Let's see what's going to happen this year."

Health was the issue for Diaz last year, but he is ready to leave the list of various injuries behind him. He began playing catch on Monday, the start of his throwing program, and he caught Angel Sanchez's bullpen session Tuesday.

"I'm going to be good.