Mets' Familia, Díaz hope nutrition leads to better results
Posted: 11:11 PM, Feb 10, 2020
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 27: Jeurys Familia #27 of the New York Mets walks to the dugout after giving up four runs in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during their game at Citi Field on May 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Jeurys Familia and Edwin Díaz hope improved nutrition leads to better results.
Familia weighed 270 pounds at the end of last season, when he was 4-2 with a 5.70 ERA, allowing 62 hits in 60 innings with 63 strikeouts.
Díaz was acquired from the Mariners along with second baseman Robinson Canó. He struggled with his slider and went 2-7 with a 5.59 ERA and seven blown saves in 33 chances.
He lost the closer's job, and the Mets suggested he consider looking at his diet.
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