Edwin Diaz unfortunately got hurt during the World Baseball Classic on Wednesday night, which has prompted all sorts of questions.
Diaz was injured while celebrating Puerto Rico’s 5-2 win over the Dominican Republic in Group D play at the event at LoanDepot Park in Miami. Diaz pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning, striking out the side to shut down the win.
The victory sent Puerto Rico to the knockout stage and eliminated the Dominican Republic, making it a huge victory. Diaz and his teammates celebrated accordingly, but Diaz hurt his right knee in the process. Now he is expected to miss the entire season with a torn right patellar tendon injury.
Not only will Puerto Rico not have their star reliever for the rest of the competition, but the New York Mets won’t have their shutdown closer this season. That’s especially tough considering they just signed him to a 5-year, $105 million deal.
Diaz’s injury had many wondering what will happen with his contract.