Díaz, Mets ink $102M, 5-year deal, record for MLB closer

FILE - New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz (39) reacts after the final out in the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals, o, Oct. 4, 2022, in New York. The Mets re-signed Díaz to a five-year contract, the team announced, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

NEW YORK — With a record contract for Edwin Díaz, his swift return to the New York Mets was music to their ears.