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Mets' Rojas not saying if Diaz losing hold on closer's role

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Posted at 7:53 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 19:53:39-04

ATLANTA — New York Mets manager Luis Rojas says he wants to get Edwin Diaz back on the mound quickly.

Rojas wouldn’t say if the next outing would come in a save situation.

Diaz’s role as the Mets’ closer again is being watched closely for the second straight season after the right-hander walked two batters, hit a batter and gave up a run while recording only one out in Thursday night’s 4-2 loss to Boston.

The Mets’ ninth-inning options also include Seth Lugo, Jeruys Familia and Dellin Betances.

Diaz lost the closer's role last season and has blown one of two save chances to open this season.