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Mets' Edwin Diaz injured celebrating Puerto Rico's WBC win over Dominican Republic

Mets' Edwin Diaz injured celebrating Puerto Rico's WBC win over Dominican Republic

New York Mets pitcher Edwin Diaz suffered an injury during a celebration of Puerto Rico's win over the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic. Diaz reportedly suffered a strained groin while jumping up and down in celebration following Puerto Rico's 3-1 victory over the Dominican Republic in the tournament's first round.

Diaz, who is expected to be a key member of the Mets' bullpen this season, was immediately evaluated by the team's medical staff. The extent of the injury is not yet known, but Diaz is expected to undergo further testing in the coming days.

The 27-year-old right-hander had a strong spring training, posting a 1.59 ERA in five appearances while striking out six batters in 5.2 innings. Diaz is coming off a disappointing 2020 season in which he posted a 7.71 ERA in 26 appearances and blew four saves.

The World Baseball Classic is an international tournament featuring the world's top baseball players representing their respective countries. The tournament is held every four years and is sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation.

Puerto Rico, which finished as the runner-up in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, is hoping to improve on that result this year. Diaz is one of several Major League Baseball players on Puerto Rico's roster, including Francisco Lindor of the New York Mets and Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals.

In other news, the U.S. government has announced new sanctions on Russia in response to the alleged poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The sanctions target several Russian officials and entities, including the FSB security agency and the Russian Defense Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate.

The sanctions come after Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent last year while on a flight in Russia. Navalny has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of ordering the poisoning, which Putin has denied. Navalny was later flown to Germany for treatment and has since returned to Russia, where he was arrested and sentenced to prison for violating the terms of a previous suspended sentence.

The U.S. government has called on Russia to release Navalny and to investigate the alleged poisoning. The new sanctions are intended to put pressure on Russia to comply with these demands.

Finally, the United Nations has warned of a possible humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia's Tigray region. The conflict between the Ethiopian government and Tigray forces has displaced more than 1.5 million people, and the UN says that more than 4 million people are in urgent need of food and other assistance.

The UN has called for an immediate ceasefire and for humanitarian access to the region. However, the Ethiopian government has rejected calls for a ceasefire and has accused the Tigray forces of blocking aid shipments.

The conflict in Tigray began last November, when the Ethiopian government launched a military offensive against Tigray forces in response to an attack on a military base. The conflict has since escalated, with reports of atrocities committed by both sides.

 

New York Mets pitcher Edwin Diaz suffered an injury during a celebration of Puerto Rico's win over the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic. Diaz reportedly suffered a strained groin while jumping up and down in celebration following Puerto Rico's 3-1 victory over the Dominican Republic in the tournament's first round.

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