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  • Mets, Nine Other Teams Attended Zack Britton's Showcase

    The Mets were among the ten teams that attended free agent left-hander Zack Britton’s showcase on Friday, according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post. While the Mets have just lost their closer to a long-term injury, Heyman notes that the Mets’ level of interest in Britton is still unknown. Britton, 35, was once…

    Mar 18 · MLB Trade Rumors Mets Zack Britton John Curtiss Edwin Diaz Zach Muckenhirn Brooks Raley Drew Smith closers
  • Mets Will Be Reimbursed For Edwin Diaz's Salary

    The New York Mets will be reimbursed for closer Edwin Diaz's (knee) salary during his time on the injured list this year after he suffered a torn patellar tendon at the World Baseball Classic on Wednesday night, according to league sources. MLB has insurance in place to protect teams if their players get injured in the WBC. If Diaz doesn't return in 2023, the league's insurance would cover his entire 2023 salary of $18.65 million, but it's unclear if Diaz's salary will still count against the luxury tax. The 28-year-old had successful surgery on Thursday and is expected to be out for at least eight months, so he'll most likely miss all of this year. With Diaz now on the shelf, David Robertson and Brooks Raley are now the most likely options to save games for the Mets in 2023.

    Mar 17 · Source via Mets Edwin Diaz closers
  • Edwin Diaz Having Surgery On Knee, To Miss Eight Months

    New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz (knee) will undergo surgery on Thursday to fix a right patellar tendon injury, according to general manager Billy Eppler. Diaz will miss at least eight months most likely. It means that the 28-year-old All-Star closer will miss the entire 2023 season after getting injured while celebrating Team Puerto Rico's World Baseball Classic victory over the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night. It's a huge blow for the Mets and their bullpen, as Diaz is the most dominant high-leverage reliever in the game. Fantasy managers should obviously avoid him in drafts this spring. David Robertson, who has well over 100 career saves, and Brooks Raley are the mostly likely closing candidates for the Mets now that Diaz will most likely miss all of this year.

    Mar 16 · Source via Mets Edwin Diaz closers
  • Mets Fear The Worst With Edwin Diaz

    New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz (knee) will have an MRI exam on his injured right knee on Thursday morning, but initial indications are that Diaz's injury is "bad," in the words of one source. People briefed on the situation fear that Diaz could be lost for a significant period, perhaps for the entire 2023 season after he injured his knee celebrating Team Puerto Rico's win over the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic on Wednesday night. If you are drafting on Thursday, it would probably be best to avoid selecting Diaz. It would be a huge blow to lose one of, if not the best, closer in baseball for the entire season. With Diaz hurt, David Robertson and Brooks Raley figure to be the primary closing options for the Mets this year.

    Mar 16 · Source via Mets Edwin Diaz closers
  • Edwin Diaz Injured While Celebrating Puerto Rico's WBC Win

    Team Puerto Rico toppled the Dominican Republic by a 5-2 tally to advance to the quarterfinals. After New York Mets closerEdwin Diaz (leg) closed out the game, his right knee blew out during the celebration, and he exhibited extreme discomfort. Diaz was helped off the field by his teammates without putting any pressure on his right leg. The 28-year-old will undergo further testing to determine the severity of the damage, but the scene itself wasn't too promising. Puerto Rico will have to manage without their star closer for the remainder of the tournament, and it appears that the injury will shut him down for quite some time. The Mets will need to reweigh their closing options if the injury is season-ending. Adam Ottavino, David Robertson, and Brooks Raley are candidates to be the Mets' primary closer while Diaz is sidelined.

    Mar 15 · Source via Mets Edwin Diaz closers
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