Edwin Diaz Helped Off Area With Proper Knee Damage

Star reliever Edwin Díaz was carted off the sector after tonight’s World Baseball Traditional contest. The Mets nearer threw an ideal inning to avoid wasting Puerto Rico’s 5-2 win over the Dominican Republic and injured his proper knee whereas the crew celebrated its victory on the mound (video provided by Fox Sports MLB). The Mets introduced he’s going for additional imaging on Thursday.

Díaz was helped off the sector by trainers with out placing weight on his proper leg. He was helped right into a wheelchair and brought off the sector in a surreal scene, one which turned from jubilation for the Puerto Rican gamers and fanbase into dismay. Gamers from each groups had been visibly distraught by the damage, with Díaz’s youthful brother Alexis Díaz breaking down in tears as Edwin was taken off the sector.

Clearly, it’s far too quickly to know the extent of the damage. Marly Rivera of ESPN tweets that Díaz was evaluated on the stadium by an on-site orthopedic specialist. Andy Martino of SNY tweets that he additionally went in for x-rays on Wednesday evening.

Evidently, a critical damage to Díaz can be an enormous blow for the Mets. The 28-year-old righty is the game’s greatest reliever. He’s coming off one of many best aid seasons in latest reminiscence, throwing 62 innings of 1.31 ERA ball whereas hanging out greater than half his opponents. The Mets retained him this offseason on a five-year, $102MM contract days earlier than the beginning of free company. That marked the most important dedication to a aid pitcher in MLB historical past.