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 Siblings: Meet Brother Alexis Díaz
Alexis Omar Diáz is a pitcher with the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. The Reds selected him in the 12th round during the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft.