Edwin Diaz, an All-Star closer for the Mets was injured during Team Puerto Rico’s postgame celebration following a 5-2 victory over the Dominican Republic on Wednesday.

Edwin Diaz was removed from the field in Miami in a wheelchair after he was injured. Diaz had just recorded the final out of the game and was crowded by teammates who began hugging him near the pitcher’s mound. Diaz emerged from the celebration unable to put weight on his right knee and was helped to a wheelchair.

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Edwin Diaz net worth

As of February 2023, Edwin Diaz’s net worth is estimated at around $12 million.

Edwin Diaz age

Edwin Diaz was born on March 22, 1994, in Naguabo, Puerto Rico, and is aged 28 years.

Edwin Diaz wife

Edwin Diaz is married to Nashaly Mercado. They have two children.

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Edwin Diaz career

Diaz was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the third round of the 2012 MLB draft. Initially, he played in the minor leagues, where he played for several different teams over many years. He made his MLB debut on June 6, 2016, and pitched in relief for the Mariners.

In 2018, Diaz recorded 57 saves during the season, which was the most in the league. Diaz finished the season with a 1.96 earned run average (ERA) and 124 strikeouts in 73.1 innings pitched. As a result, he was named an All-Star for the first time in his career.

Before the 2019 season, Diaz was traded to the New York Mets. He continued to perform well for the Mets, recording 26 saves during the season.

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Edwin Diaz family

Diaz grew up in the Naguabo neighborhood in Naguabo, Puerto Rico. He started playing baseball around age 7, playing primarily as a center fielder. At the insistence of his father, he reluctantly tried pitching as a teenager.

Diaz’s brother, Alexis Díaz, is a professional baseball player who currently pitches for the Cincinnati Reds.