The policy you purchased Major League Baseball (MLB) to protect teams in the event a player is injured during the World Baseball Classic, it will reimburse the New York Mets for Edwin “Sugar” Diaz’s salary, The Athletic reported through a person close to the organization.

Diaz’s salary for 2023 is $18.64 million. It is unclear whether it will be taken into account when calculating the luxury tax.

The Mets’ payroll in 2023 is $299.8 million. The luxury tax is calculated when the deductible exceeds the $230 million limit. For the Mets, the fine will be based on 80% of the over $290 million. The payout will be $30,773,983.

Puerto Rican pitcher tears patellar tendon while celebrating Puerto Rico’s win over Dominican Republic to advance to the quarter-final round. Diaz underwent surgery and is expected to miss the 2023 season.

Billy Eppler, general manager of the Mets, confirmed this Diaz’s typical recovery time from an injury is eight months.