Edwin Diaz (29, New York Mets), who ruptured his knee tendon during the ceremony at the 2023 WBC (World Baseball Classic), mentioned the possibility of returning this year.
According to MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, Diaz had his first official interview after his injury on the 13th (Korean time) at Citi Field in Flushing, New York, USA, his home stadium.
Diaz, a top finisher who led Puerto Rico to the quarterfinals at the 2023 WBC, injured his knee during a ceremony and is undergoing long-term rehabilitation. It was news like a thunderbolt from the blue sky for the New York Mets, who gave Diaz last winter $102 million (approximately 133 billion won) over five years, the highest amount ever for a closer in the major leagues.
Diaz suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee on the 17th of last month and was operated on. He received an 8-month rehabilitation opinion and was virtually confirmed to be out of the season. Prior to this, Diaz pitched in relief in the ninth inning of the final game against the Dominican Republic in the first round of the WBC Group D against the Dominican Republic on the 16th, striking out three batters in a row to protect Puerto Rico’s 5-2 victory. The moment it was decided to advance to the quarterfinals, the Puerto Rican players cheered and ran to the mound, surrounded Diaz and held a congratulatory ceremony.
But while he was jumping, an unexpected accident occurred. After touching his right knee and complaining of pain, Diaz was helped and left the field in a wheelchair. It was an absurd injury sustained during the ceremony.
“The current situation is very good,” Diaz said. We are working hard to return as soon as possible,” he said, revealing his current situation, 바카라사이트“If everything goes smoothly, we will be able to return sooner than 8 months. I may be able to throw the ball during this season,” he prayed for a miraculous recovery.
Diaz, whose plans have been twisted this season due to an injury. “Injuries can happen at home, too,” he said. That happened at the WBC,” he said, expressing his will to participate in the next tournament, saying, “If there is an opportunity to play for the national team again, I want to go out again.”
Diaz went 3-1 in 61 games last season with 32 saves and a 1.31 ERA, and was named the National League’s reliever of the year. After becoming a free agent after the season, he signed a five-year, $102 million contract with the Mets.