Puerto Rican professional baseball pitcher Edwin Orlando Diáz Laboy, was born on March 22, 1994. He currently plays for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. He had previously featured for the Seattle Mariners from 2016 to 2018, where he made his main league debut in June 2016.
Diaz became the Mariners’ closer two months after making his MLB debut, breaking the club’s previous mark for straight strikeouts. He led the American League in saves in 2018. He was named an All-Star and was voted AL Reliever of the Year. After his remarkable season, the Mariners traded him to the Mets.
In the 2017 World Baseball Classic, Diáz competed for the Puerto Rican national team as a relief pitcher, more especially as a closer. He won a silver medal along with the rest of his teammates after they fell short against the eventual winners the United States.
Edwin Diaz Parents: Beatriz Laboy Méndez, Edwin Díaz García
Beatriz Laboy Méndez and Edwin Díaz García are both citizens of Puerto Rico. They live in Daguao in the Naguabo Municipality, where they raised their children.
Edwin Díaz García was an avid baseball fan and introduced the sport to both his sons.