"It's crazy. I keep saying the same thing to everyone else, but it doesn't feel real, it feels like a dream," Diaz said. "I was grinding it out in the Minor Leagues for a long time and then I got a week up in the big leagues and now I have a ring.
"There are guys who have played 10-plus years who don't have rings. It doesn't make sense, but it's very special."
Diaz, who was flaunting the ring prior to the game, said it was good to catch up with his former teammates. Although he didn't put much time in as a member of the Red Sox, he said he knew the 2013 club had something special. He's also thankful they chose to give him the diamond-encrusted ring, which features the Red Sox logo on the front and the Boston "B" on the side.
"It's hard to accomplish and I really appreciate it, they didn't have to give me a ring," he said.
Diaz spent parts eight seasons in the Minors before making his Major League debut with the Red Sox last June.
Chris Toman is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.