The New York Mets ended up missing the postseason despite having the best payroll in franchise history. Will Edwin Diaz, 29, who is considered to be the start of that misfortune, return this season?

Sportsnet New York and others reported on Tuesday that Diaz, who has been out since suffering a major injury, could return this season.

According to the report, New York Mets manager Buck Showalter said today that there is a possibility that Diaz could return this season. There are no guarantees, but it’s a possibility.

However, he cautioned that the team would not push for Diaz’s return. This makes sense. There’s no reason to push Diaz, especially with the postseason out of reach.

The New York Mets are 51-62 on the season with a .451 winning percentage through the last nine games. The gap to the division-leading Atlanta Braves is a whopping 21 games.

The gap between them and the wild-card tied Chicago Cubs and Miami Marlins is also 7.5 games. These are not gaps that will be easily closed in a month and a half.

Previously, in March, Diaz pitched a perfect game in the final four innings of Puerto Rico’s first round Group D game against the Dominican Republic in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC).

However, during the post-game ceremony, Diaz suffered a major injury: a torn patellar tendon in his right knee. Diaz was in a lot of pain.바카라사이트

Diaz then underwent surgery and was ruled out for the season. The surgery was successful. He was cleared to return for the 2024 season.

When healthy, Diaz is one of the best closers in the majors. In 62 innings pitched in 61 games last year, Diaz went 3-1 with 32 saves and a 1.31 ERA.

Diaz is on the fast track to recovery, and there’s even talk of a possible return this season. It will be interesting to see what the Mets decide to do.

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