mets will be reimbursed Edwin Diaz Pay for your time on the injured list due to torn patellar tendon He suffered the loss while playing for Puerto Rico during the World Baseball Classic.
Major League Baseball has an insurance policy that will protect teams in the event that one of its players is injured while participating in the WBC. The New York Post first reported that if Diaz does not return to work this season, the policy would cover his 2023 salary of $18.64 million.
However, it is unclear whether or not Diaz’s salary will still count against the luxury tax. athletic noted,
Mets General Manager billy appler said Thursday the estimated timeline for Diaz Return to game action will be eight monthsThat would rule him out for the whole of 2023, but Epler noted that some players return sooner.
Diaz suffered a full-fat tear Wednesday while celebrating with teammates after being knocked out in the final of the game that sent Puerto Rico into the WBC quarterfinals and knocked out the Dominican Republic.
He was operated on Thursday afternoon thanked Mets fans for their support after injury.
“To all my lovely fans, especially Mets fans, I want to let you know that I am doing well and healing. I feel blessed and grateful for your support with messages and prayers, so- Many thanks! I can’t wait to see you guys again in New York and play those trumpets,” Diaz tweeted.