BREAKING: New York Mets Edwin Diaz Out For Season

Just horrendous news.

The New York Mets are facing a major setback as their closer Edwin Diaz is set to undergo surgery to repair a complete tear of his right patellar tendon.

The unfortunate injury occurred during a celebration following Puerto Rico's victory over the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic on Wednesday night.

General Manager Billy Eppler announced the news on Thursday, confirming that Diaz would be sidelined for the entire 2023 season due to the severity of the injury.

While the most optimistic recovery timeline could see Diaz returning in six months, the typical process involves eight months of rest and rehabilitation. 

In light of Diaz's absence, the Mets have several options to fill the closer role, including David Robertson, Adam Ottavino, and Brooks Raley.

The team may also seek in-season improvements to compensate for the loss of Diaz, as they aim to stay competitive in their pursuit of a World Series title. Further updates on Diaz's recovery will be provided after the surgery.

This regrettable development has undoubtedly dealt a blow to the Mets' plans for the upcoming season.

Just brutal news for the Mets and baseball in general. 

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