Mets nearer Edwin Diaz is anticipated to start a rehab program in a few week, the staff introduced Thursday. The announcement got here after Diaz underwent profitable restore of the patellar tendon in his proper knee.
“Puerto Rico, I’m good,” Diaz posted on Instagram in Spanish. “My family and I are beyond grateful with all the support we have received from you through your messages and prayers.”
Diaz’s highway to restoration will sideline him for the entire 2023 season and drive supervisor Buck Showalter to discover a new nearer with two weeks left earlier than Opening Day.
“We’ve got some good options,” Showalter advised reporters Thursday concerning the now vacant nearer position.
Former Yankee reliever David Robertson, who pitched in Thursday’s 3-0 loss towards the Washington Nationals, might be on the high of the record to interchange one of the best nearer in baseball. Robertson made his second look of the spring towards the Nationals Thursday, permitting one hit in simply an inning of labor. The right-hander signed a one-year deal in December, most likely not anticipating to make most of his appearances for the Mets within the ninth inning.
But with Diaz’s sudden harm, the veteran may count on to fill that position.
“My plan coming here was to throw whenever Buck called on me and asked me to go pitch. It doesn’t matter to me when I pitch in the game — whether it’s the fifth [inning] or the ninth [inning]. If I’m asked to cover the ninth, I’ll do my best,” Robertson mentioned Thursday.
The Mets garnered simply 4 hits and went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring place in Thursday’s loss. But the staff received a very good efficiency out of newcomer Kodai Senga.
Senga returned from harm with a pointy outing, permitting three hits and one earned run in three innings of labor. The right-hander struck out 5 and allowed no walks.
The outing comes after he was scratched from Saturday’s begin with proper finger “discomfort.” It’s a very good signal for a Mets’ squad that has been plagued with accidents to pitchers throughout spring coaching. Along with Diaz’s season-ending harm, Sam Coonrod will miss the beginning of the season with with a high-grade proper lat pressure.
Starter Jose Quintana gained’t return till no less than July after being shut down with a rib harm. Right-hander Bryce Montes de Oca was faraway from his outing on Sunday with a forearm pressure. Lefty David Peterson was hit with a comebacker over per week in the past, however the 27-year-old averted any main accidents.