Mets nearer Edwin Diaz out for 2023 after tearing patellar tendon
New York Mets star nearer Edwin Díaz injured his proper knee celebrating Puerto Rico’s victory Wednesday evening to advance to the quarterfinals of the World Baseball Classic.
The worst fears have been realized Thursday, as ESPN reported Diaz is predicted to overlook the 2023 MLB season with a torn patellar tendon in his proper knee.
Díaz was taken off the sector in a wheelchair in Miami shortly after pitching an ideal ninth inning to shut out Puerto Rico’s 5-2 victory over the Dominican Republic.
The Mets later tweeted that Díaz injured his knee and would endure additional exams Thursday.
The Puerto Rican gamers have been leaping collectively within the infield when Díaz collapsed to the bottom, and he shortly reached for his proper leg. Díaz was in tears and didn’t put any weight on the leg.
Edwin Díaz injures knee
Puerto Rico nearer Edwin Díaz suffered a knee harm after celebrating his crew’s victory over the Dominican Republic.
Díaz’s brother, Cincinnati pitcher Alexis Díaz, was additionally crying as Edwin was taken away. Mets teammate and Puerto Rico shortstop Francisco Lindor stood close by together with his palms on his head.
Christian Vázquez homered in a four-run third inning as Puerto Rico superior to the WBC quarterfinals to face Mexico on Friday in Miami.
It’s simply the second time ever that Dominican Republic didn’t make it previous the primary spherical (2009).
After Vázquez’s solo homer off starter Johnny Cueto, Vimael Machin, Martin Maldonado, Francisco Lindor and Kiké Hernandez hit 4 straight singles to make it 3-0. MJ Melendez then grounded out on a play that allowed Lindor to attain.
Cueto took the loss and was lifted earlier than the tip of the third after permitting 4 hits, three runs and hanging out two.
Puerto Rico loses Edwin Diaz
Ben Verlander and Alex Curry recap Puerto Rico’s upset of the Dominican Republic and All-Star nearer Edwin Diaz being misplaced to a knee harm in the course of the postgame celebration.
Juan Soto made it 4-1 when he homered to deep heart subject — a 448-foot blast — off Puerto Rico reliever Jovani Moran for his second dwelling run of the match.
Soto completed the match 6-for-15 with three doubles and three RBIs.
Puerto Rico capped a dominant pool spherical through which it blanked Israel in an ideal recreation Monday evening, profitable 10-0.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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