Tragically, Mets brutal 2024 season has been made worse by a right shoulder impingement that has cost him multiple weeks.

Edwin Diaz’s brutal 2024 season has been made even worse by a right shoulder impingement that has cost him multiple weeks. The New York Mets’ closer has had a very rough season, his first since injuring his knee during the 2023 World Baseball Classic.

Diaz was moved to the 15-day IL after tweaking the shoulder on his throwing side at the end of May. Mets manager Carlos Mendoza said that Diaz could make a rehab appearance in the minor leagues while the team heads to London for its overseas series.

“He threw a bullpen today. 21 pitches, felt good,” Mendoza said before the Mets’ Tuesday win over the Washington Nationals. “Let’s see how he feels tomorrow and then there’s a chance he could be pitching in a game on Thursday in the minor leagues.”

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Mendoza said that as long as “everything continues to progress the way it’s going,” Diaz will be activated on schedule. The Mets are looking to get him back next week but he will have to get through his rehab start without any hiccups first.

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The Mets are giving Diaz additional time to heal without having to miss any games as they get ready to play the Philadelphia Phillies in London this weekend. Their next five days will consist of just two games before they return home for a six-game homestand.

This season, Diaz has blown four saves and has a 5.40 ERA in 20.0 innings pitched. He has already given up five home runs in 2024, despite not giving up four in any of his previous three healthy seasons. Hitters now have a far better chance against him as a result of his strikeout rate dropping from absurdly high levels to slightly above average levels that are comparable to numerous beginning pitchers. Diaz, who missed all of 2023 as the top closer in MLB, has returned to the major leagues.

To be honest, not much about the Mets’ season has been particularly lovely. The whole baseball community is laughing at them because of missed opportunities, injuries, and embarrassing mishaps. They are fourth in the National League East with a record of 26–35. New York still has a lot of gap to make up in the rankings, despite winning two straight and four of their previous six games.


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