Edwin Diaz (New York Mets) left a message on social media after completing surgery.
Diaz struck out all three batters in the bottom of the 9th inning with a 5-2 lead in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) 1st round match against the Dominican Republic, held at Londippo Park in Miami, Florida, USA on the 16th (Korean time). treated with
With Diaz striking out Ketel Marte, Jean Segura and Teosca Hernandez, Puerto Rico defeated the Dominican Republic to advance to the quarterfinals as second place in Group D.
The moment the advance to the quarterfinals was confirmed, the Puerto Rican players ran to the mound. Everyone gathered in one place and expressed joy by jumping. But a problem arose. Diaz injured his knee during a jump and sat down. Eventually, with the support of his teammates, he left the field and moved around using a wheelchair.
The US’MLB.com’ said, “Diaz completely ruptured the patellar tendon in his right knee.” “Diaz underwent surgery. According to Mets general manager Billy Eppler, he will not be able to play for about eight months. This will not play in the 2023 season. It means you can’t,” he said.
Diaz, Metz and Puerto Rico are all in a pitiful situation. Diaz posted a 1.31 ERA last season with 3 wins, 1 loss, 4 holds, 32 saves, and 9 runs (9 earned) in 62 innings. Ahead of this season, he signed a five-year, $120 million (approximately 157 billion won) extension contract with the Mets, but missed the entire year.
Diaz said on social media after the surgery, “I wanted to let all the fans I love, especially the Mets fans, know that I am doing well and recovering. Thank you for supporting me with messages and prayers. I want to see you soon,” he said.
Diaz’s debut song is Narco by Timmy Trumpet. When it’s time for Diaz to pitch, all Mets fans greet him with replicas of trumpets. In the KBO League, it is famous for the cheering song of KIA Tigers Socrates Brito. 먹튀검증
Justin Verlander, who moved to the Mets, also expressed regret over Diaz’s injury. “Obviously, it’s a big blow. There’s no doubt about it. Diaz is one of the best closers,” he said.
Meanwhile, Puerto Rico, without Diaz, will play against Mexico in the second round (quarterfinals) of the WBC at Rondipo Park in Miami, Florida, USA on the 18th.