Edwin Diaz, Major League Baseball’s most expensive starter, accidentally injured his right knee while celebrating after the Classic on the evening of the 15th.MetropolitanThe team announced today that it has replaced its patellar tendon and needsProceedingTreatment. Due to the injury, Diaz could miss the entire new season.
Díaz participated in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) on behalf of Puerto Rico. On Day 15, he successfully closed the Group D finals of the Preliminaries in Miami, leading the team to a 5–2 victory over strong foes Dominicans, and won the last Group D card to advance to the rematch ticket. . After Diaz ended the game with a strikeout, teammates ran from the dugout to hug him on the mound, jumping up and down in celebration.
Not long after, Díaz fell to the ground and supported his right leg, and guards immediately went to the field to investigate. The atmosphere changed to celebration, and the faces of the players of both the teams became giddy. In the end, Diaz was supported and left the field in a wheelchair, and his brother Alexis (Alexis Diaz) from the same team broke down in tears.
After a detailed examination, the Mets stated that Diaz had a full-thickness tear of the patellar tendon in his right knee and was scheduled to undergo surgery today. The club has not released an estimated timetable for recovery.
MLB.com reported that the recovery period for this type of surgery is about eight months, meaning Diaz, who signed a five-year, $102 million deal with the Mets last November, could be out for the entire season. Could Mets general manager Billy Epler said that some players were able to return six months after this type of surgery, but that they were the “exceptional exception”.
Diaz, 28, has a strong fastball and a speedy slider. He is a bullpen player the Mets rely on for a championship. He had 32 saves last season with a 1.31 ERA and 17.1 strikeouts per nine innings, tops in all majors.
The Mets actively strengthened during the off-season, recruiting players such as quasi-Hall of Fame strongman Justin Verlander, and annual team salaries broke the $300 million mark, a first in the major leagues. Diaz’s jubilant celebration of the classic deal shocked a team seeking its first world title since 1986.
Mets owner Steve Cohen tweeted wishing Diaz a speedy recovery after his injury was clarified, and said that Diaz was kind and competitive.
The new major league season is set to ignite the Flames on the 30th. Metropolitan’s replacement Terminator choices include Adam Ottavino, who was retained in the offseason.Yankees, Chicago White Sox and other teams have served as Terminator Robertson (David Robertson). Veteran left-hander Jack Britton is also locked in free agency.
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