Puerto Rico, Mets closer Edwin Diaz injured in WBC win

Puerto Rico eliminated the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic on Wednesday night, but the winners — and the New York Mets — may have sustained a devastating loss in the process.After Puerto Rico and Mets closer Edwin Diaz struck out Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez looking for the final out of Puerto Rico’s 5-2 victory in Miami that lifted the club into the WBC quarterfinals, many of the Puerto Rican players ran to in front of the mound to celebrate with Diaz.But as the players circled around and began jumping up and down, the celebration quickly stopped and players began signaling for staff to come out to tend to Diaz, who fell to the ground while in the middle of the huddle.Diaz’s right pants leg was rolled up to his knee as he sat on the ground. Eventually he was helped out and tried to walk off with his arms around a Puerto Rico coach and training-staff member, but after a couple of steps lifted his right leg off the ground, with his right foot appearing twisted to the outside.As Diaz neared the dugout, he was placed in a wheelchair and wheeled down the tunnel.His brother, Puerto Rico teammate and Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alexis Diaz, could be seen crying as Edwin Diaz was wheeled away.