Mets closer Edwin Diaz was taken out of Thursday's game against the Padres in the ninth inning after taking a line drive off his left foot. X-rays taken after the game came back negative.
Edwin Diaz exits the game after taking this line drive off his foot 😧 pic.twitter.com/tRUYG7tsQH- SNY (@SNYtv) July 25, 2019
The ball deflected into left field after hitting Diaz, and he began limping around the infield.
Mickey Callaway and the trainers came out and quickly decided to take Diaz out. He was replaced by Luis Avilan.
Callaway said after the game that Diaz took a "glancing blow" off his big toe.
The manager added that because Diaz was hit in his landing foot, it was an easy decision to take him out since there was concern he could alter his delivery due to the pain.
Diaz confirmed on Friday that was fine and was available to pitch if necessary.
"I just came back from throwing and told them I'm available," he said through the team translator.
Diaz added there was a sense of relief that it was not anything serious because it was painful when the ball struck him.
"I was just thinking hopefully nothing was broken," he said. "I needed to get out of there just to get it checked out."