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Mets closer Edwin Díaz named 2022 National League Reliever of the Year

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that New York Mets closer Edwin Díaz was named the 2022 National League Reliever of the Year.

Díaz, who won the AL version of the award in 2018 with the Seattle Mariners, joins Craig Kimbrel as the only players to win the Reliever of the Year Award in each league. 


The 28-year-old posted a 1.31 ERA and racked up 118 strikeouts over 62 innings.

His average of 17.1 strikeouts per nine innings is the highest single-season rate by any pitcher in MLB history, with at least 60 innings pitched.

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