New Mets closer Edwin Diaz, who was acquired from the Mariners along with Robinson Cano earlier this offseason, doesn't think closing in New York will be different from Seattle.
"I don't think so," Diaz said Wednesday after reporting to Spring Training in Port St. Lucie. "Same game, same place, same field. Nothing changed."
On his mindset going into games, Diaz said he's ready to pitch more than one inning if necessary.
"I'm ready. If they need me for one inning-plus, I'm ready. ... I worked double to be ready and demonstrate that I'm ready to go."
The 24-year-old Diaz was the most dominant reliever in baseball last season, racking up 57 saves while posting a 1.96 ERA (1.61 FIP) and 0.79 WHIP with an absurd 124 strikeouts in 73.1 innings.