This could possibly be a nightmare for the Mets.
Mets nearer Edwin Diaz suffered a proper knee damage on the sector instantly after Team Puerto Rico upset the Dominican Republic, 5-2, within the World Baseball Classic on Wednesday evening. Diaz will bear imaging on Thursday, the Mets introduced.
Diaz, who struck out the facet to assist his staff advance to the quarterfinals, was swarmed by teammates able to rejoice the upset victory over a loaded Dominican Republic squad.
The celebration shortly ended because the Puerto Rican staff frantically waved for help, with Diaz sitting on the sector together with his proper leg prolonged.
Puerto Rico supervisor and Cardinals legend Yadier Molina mentioned the nearer underwent testing on the stadium in Miami.
“I was hugging our coaches in the dugout. Then when we looked up, Edwin was on the ground,” Molina mentioned. “I didn’t know. I didn’t know how you can act, I didn’t know how you can — what to say. I imply, I didn’t know. It obtained me for a shock.
“Like I said in the dugout, it sucks, sorry, but when you see a guy that works so hard like Edwin, I mean when you see him on the ground like that, I mean it just is sad.”
Players on each groups seemed on because the nearer shed tears and waited for help. Mets and Puerto Rico shortstop Francisco Lindor stood close by together with his arms on his head.
Alexis Diaz, Edwin’s brother and teammate, was seen crying because the nearer was taken off the sector in a wheelchair.
Red Sox and Puerto Rico outfielder Kike Hernandez mentioned postgame the damage is a “big blow in more ways than one” and Diaz, who his teammates name Sugar, is a “special human being.”
“Sugar is one of the glue guys in that clubhouse,” Hernandez mentioned postgame. “…He has a really big bank account but his heart is way bigger than his bank account. He’s one of the really special human beings we’ve got in that clubhouse.”
The outfielder described the Puerto Rico clubhouse as “quiet” following the damage.
The 28-year-old All-Star signed a five-year, $102 million contract with the Mets in November, making him the richest reliever in baseball historical past.
Puerto Rico will doubtless proceed competing within the World Baseball Classic with out the the perfect nearer in baseball. Diaz proved that after recording 32 saves with a 1.31 ERA, 0.839 WHIP, 17.1 strikeouts per 9 innings and a 0.90 FIP in 61 innings of labor with the Mets final season. Batters hit a paltry .160 towards Diaz and he struck out 50.2 of the batters he confronted.
Diaz completed ninth within the Cy Young Award voting and sixteenth within the MVP race final season.
“As excited as we were about the game and all that, that’s one of our brothers,” Hernandez added.
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