He Mets they are slowly descending at 3-4 and are of high profile relief Edwin Diaz has not helped. Diaz, whom the Mets hoped to bounce back from this year after a first-half subpar with the team in 2019, has allowed a career win in two of this year’s three appearances. He fought Thursday in a loss to the Red Sox, allowing four of the five hits to reach base. Then manager Luis Rojas told Anthony DiComo of MLB.com and other reporters that Mets bigwigs will discuss whether to use Diaz in high-leverage situations. Given that Diaz has only pitched 2 1/3 innings this season, it’s too early to say he won’t bounce back. Still, it’s amazing to see how far he’s fallen from a tremendous career with the 2016-18 course sailors. The decision of the Mets to trade for Diaz and second base Robinson Cano it keeps looking worse and worse.
- Infielder Jed Lowrie joined the Mets in the same low season as Diaz and Cano, but has barely played for the club. Now in the second season of a two-year, $ 20 million contract, several injuries have limited Lowrie to nine games and eight plate appearances as a Met. He hasn’t played this season yet, and the reason became a little clearer on Thursday. It turns out that Lowrie treats PCL laxity in his left knee, according to CEO Brodie Van Wagenen. It is not yet known if Lowrie will play for the Mets this season.
- Red Sox left handed Eduardo Rodriguez He has been out this season for coronavirus complications, but basketball chief Chaim Bloom told WEEE of Greg Hill on Thursday (h / t: Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com) that they believe he will play this year. “We hope to get it back, “ Bloom said. “I couldn’t tell you exactly when. Obviously, we’re lucky that the complication he had was very mild in terms of severity.” Rodriguez went on the injured list on July 7 after testing positive for the virus and has recently been diagnosed with a heart problem related to the disease. If he is healthy, he will arguably be the first incumbent on a troubled Boston staff.
- He Tigers they are placing oufielder Cameron Maybin On the list of injuries due to a tense square, relays Evan Woodbery of MLive.com. Maybin suffered the injury Thursday, just the sixth game since the Tigers ’prospective comeback returned to Detroit for a third partial. The club signed Maybin to a one-year, $ 1.5 million, free agency deal.