Mets are in a slow start at 3-4, and high profile facilitators Edwin Diaz has not helped things. Diaz, for whom the Mets hoped to recover this year after a first subpar season with the team in 2019, has allowed a run won in two of the three appearances this year. He fought Thursday in a loss to the Red Sox, allowing four of the five strikers to reach the base. Afterwards, manager Luis Rojas told MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo and other reporters that the Mets bigwigs will discuss whether to use Diaz in high-leverage forward-going situations. Considering Diaz has only thrown 2 1/3 times this season, it is too early to say he will not jump back. However, it is amazing to see how far he has fallen since an extraordinary run with the Mariners from 2016-18. Mets decision to trade for Diaz and second baseman Robinson Cano continues to look worse and worse.
- infielder Jed Lowrie joined Mets in the same task as Diaz and Cano, but he has barely played for the club. Now in the second season of a $ 20 million, two-year contract, various injuries have limited Lowrie to nine games and eight appearances on license plates as a Met. He has not played yet this season, and the reason became somewhat clearer on Thursday. It turns out that Lowrie is gently dealing with PCL on his left knee, according to general manager Brodie Van Wagenen. It is not yet known if Lowrie will play for the Mets this season.
- red socks stroke with the left Eduardo Rodriguez has been out this season due to coronavirus complications, but baseball chief officer Chaim Bloom told WEEI’s Greg Hill on Thursday (h / t: Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com) that they believe he will open this year. “We look forward to bringing it back, “ Tha Bloom. “I can not tell you exactly when. Of course, we are fortunate that the complication he had was very mild in terms of his severity.” Rodriguez entered the injured list on July 7 after testing positive for the virus and recently dealt with a heart issue related to the disease. If he is healthy, he will undoubtedly be the No. 1 beginner on a Boston staff who has trouble with problems.
- Tigers po utsin oufielder Cameron Maybin on the list damaged due to a strained square, reports Evan Woodbery from MLive.com. Maybin suffered the injury on Thursday, the only sixth game since the once-defended Tigers prospect returned to Detroit for a third blow. The club signed Maybin to a one-year, $ 1.5 million free agency deal.