Los Angeles Times

Díaz out for season after tearing tendon

- Staff and wire reports

New York Mets closer Edwin Díaz tore his patellar tendon and is expected to miss the season after hurting his right knee while celebratin­g a victory in the World Baseball Classic.

Mets general manager Billy Eppler said Díaz had surgery Thursday. Without going into specifics, Eppler said a general timeline for recovery from this type of injury is about eight months.

“There are instances where athletes have come back earlier, more around the six-month mark,” Eppler told reporters. “But those are a little bit more of the exception than the rule.”

Díaz, who turns 29 next week, retired the side in order in the ninth inning of a 5-2 victory over the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night that sent Puerto Rico to the World Baseball Classic quarterfin­als. As Díaz and his teammates jumped together in the infield, the right-hander collapsed and reached for his right leg. He was taken off the field in a wheelchair.

Clayton Kershaw surrendere­d two home runs — including one to former teammate Corey Seager — in a 41⁄3-inning, 75-pitch outing in the Dodgers’ 3-1 loss to the Texas Rangers in a spring training game. Kershaw struck out four and walked none.

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