One year after Edwin “Sugar” Diaz was injured in the World Baseball Classic

One year after Edwin “Sugar” Diaz was injured in the World Baseball Classic

Port St. Lucie, Florida – Exactly one year ago, on March 15, 2023, Puerto Rico celebrated a significant victory on the field in the World Baseball Classic that sent home the Dominican Republic in the first round, when in a matter of seconds, the smiles of the Puerto Rican team disappeared in the loanDepot Park, in Miami.

The closer Edwin “Sugar” Diazwho scored the save a few minutes earlier by fanning the three batters he faced in the final 5-2 victory, was injured in the middle of the celebration in what was confirmed shortly after to be a rupture of the patellar tendon in his knee, that would make him miss the entire Major League season with the New York Mets.

This Friday, one of his teammates in the so-called “Team Rubio”, the pitcher of Puerto Rican descent, Dominic Hamel, remembered that moment and said he was happy to see him back in action.

That event that day was unfortunate and sad. It’s good to see him back with us in the Mets organization again.“Hamel told The new day from Clover Park, headquarters of the New York team in the spring training.

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