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The Puerto Rican pitcher and one of the star figures of the New York Mets, Edwin Díaz, continues to comply with a strict recovery process after undergoing patellar tendon surgery due to the terrible injury he suffered after winning a game with the Puerto Rican team in the World Baseball Classic played in the United States.
Although the right-hander plans to miss the entire 2023 Major League Baseball season, Díaz does not want to curtail his aspirations to return to the diamonds and He recently assured that he is working hard to be able to climb the mounds of New Yorkers before the end of the campaign.
These statements were made by the Puerto Rican player himself in an interview offered to journalist Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic; In his words, he assured that he felt quite good during his rehabilitation and that his knee has responded excellently, so he believes that he will be able to return to play early.
“If everything continues as it is, we have a chance to pitch. The coaches and doctors will decide, but I feel very good. Let’s see what it holds for us“Díaz expressed in his statements.
Despite these words of encouragement for the New York Mets, the player still has a long way to go to be able to return to 100% of his capacity, so he is constantly working with the coaches and members of the medical staff to find out his health condition.
This season the player who has taken Edwin Díaz’s place is David Robertson, who has become an important piece of the ‘Big Apple’ organization by securing 10 of 11 saves this season; he currently reaps an impressive 1.48 ERA. However, the return of the Puerto Rican would be an important reinforcement to try to dominate in the final parts of the games.
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