Edwin Diaz injured his proper leg throughout the celebrations

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Puerto Rican ninth participant Edwin Diaz was injured and took to the sphere in a wheelchair whereas celebrating the victory over the Dominican Republic.

MIAMI — All of Puerto Rico’s stars are shut Edwin Diaz of the New York Mets needed to depart the sphere in a wheelchair after injuring his knee whereas celebrating his workforce’s win over the Dominican Republic that superior to the quarterfinals of the World Baseball Basic.

Diaz completed the ninth inning with singles, twos and threes, putting out Kedel Marte, Jean Segura and Teoscar Hernandez in a 5-2 victory over his everlasting Caribbean rival at Lone Depot Park, and started celebrating together with his teammates. He injured his proper knee in the midst of the festivities.

Even when Puerto Rico advances to the quarterfinals, it is going to probably proceed with out Mets’ All-Star Edwin Diaz.

Diaz went down whereas leaping with a gaggle of teammates within the infield and instantly grabbed his proper knee. He was in tears and had no weight on his leg as two trainers helped push him to the bench. He was then positioned in a wheelchair on tough territory, and his proper knee was stretched. Diaz waved to followers as he was led off the sphere.

Diaz’s brother Alexis, who performs for the Cincinnati Reds, was crying as Edwin was wheeled out. Lindor, Edwin’s Mets teammate, stood close by together with his head in his hand.

Diaz has a proper knee harm and can bear an MRI on Thursday, the Mets stated in an announcement an hour after the sport.

Puerto Rico supervisor Yadier Molina stated Diaz was additionally examined on the sphere.

“He was hugging our coaches on the bench. Then after we regarded up, Edwin was on the ground,” Molina stated. “I don’t know… I don’t know the right way to act, I don’t know the right way to say, what to say. I imply, I don’t know. I used to be stunned.

“Like I stated on the bench, it’s Chucks, sorry, however while you see a man who works as exhausting as Edwin and also you see him on the ground, it’s unhappy.”

Kik Hernandez stated the locker room was quiet after Diaz’s harm.

“It’s a sure level that it’s greater than the sport,” Hernandez stated. “It’s actually unlucky that it occurred, we had been excited concerning the recreation and the whole lot, and that’s one in all our brothers.”

Diaz, 28, is a two-time All-Star and two-time reliever of the yr. He had a 1.31 ERA and 32 saves with 118 strikeouts in 62 innings final season for the Mets.

Diaz is taken into account a key contributor to the Mets’ World Sequence aspirations after proprietor Steve Cohen’s current spending spree boosted the membership’s projected payroll to roughly $370 million. Diaz re-signed with the Mets in November for $102 million over 5 years, the most important contract for a reliever in baseball historical past.

Alden González of ESPN and The Related Press contributed to this report.