His best catch! Mets pitcher Edwin Díaz and spouse Nashaly Mercado have been by one another’s facet for greater than a decade.
The Puerto Rico natives started relationship in September 2012 — the identical 12 months he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners. Whereas the pitcher went off to pursue his baseball profession, he and Mercado pursued their love lengthy distance.
“There are such a lot of girls on the planet and the one one I fell in love with was you my love,” Díaz wrote in Spanish alongside a selfie of the couple in November 2013. “I really like you a lot you might be my life ❤️❤️❤️.”
Three years later, a number of weeks after Díaz made his MLB debut, the pair introduced they had been anticipating their first youngster collectively. Mercado posted a pic from her child bathe and the nearer lovingly commented on the snap.
“Lovely my love God bless in the present day, tomorrow and all the time my queen 😘😘😘 I really like you coronary heart @nashalymercadoo and we’re loopy for the child to reach 😍😍,” he gushed in Spanish.
A couple of months later, the pair welcomed their first youngster, son Jahel. The infant made his Instagram debut in August 2016 with Mercado posting a collage of pics of her companion and new child. Following the top of the 2016 season, the household of three had been reunited and posed for a candy selfie. “Household 👪 @nashalymercadoo I liked my household 🙏🏿🙏🏿.” Díaz captioned the pic.
Two years later, Díaz was traded to the New York Mets in December 2018. Shortly earlier than relocating to New York Metropolis for the season, Mercado and her longtime love tied the knot in a tropical marriage ceremony.
“A very powerful day of our lives ❤️ A dream come true Thank God 🙏🏻❤️,” the bride gushed in February 2019.
After Díaz accomplished his first season with the Mets, the twosome introduced they had been increasing their household in December 2020.
“SURPRISE 🎉🎉🎉Right here I share our happiness 🥰 Simply as we deliberate it a very long time in the past, it went properly for us 😍 ,” Mercado wrote by way of Instagram on the time. “YESSSSSS I’m pregnant 🤰🏻🤗 we’re ready for our second present from God 🤩 Jahel could be very pleased identical to mother and pop. Child, WE LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUU 🥰 👨 👩 👦👶🏻.”
Whereas the duo didn’t announce the arrival of the most recent addition to the Díaz household, son Sebastian made his Instagram debut in September 2021 because the household of 4 posed for an image on the Mets’ stadium.
In March 2023, Díaz performed for Puerto Rico within the World Baseball Traditional. Whereas celebrating a giant win in opposition to the Dominican Republic, the two-time all-star severely injured his knee and needed to get surgical procedure which put him out for the rest of the season. Mercado shared an replace on her husband’s situation after he bought out of the operation.
“Thanks all in your sort messages, good vibes and optimistic feedback. We put together ourselves for lots of issues however NEVER for these conditions and the way it hurts once they occur,” she wrote by way of Instagram alongside a photograph of Díaz smiling in his hospital mattress. “Husband you’re a warrior yesterday you gave it ALL to convey pleasure to our nation I didn’t finish as we anticipated however thank God you’re wonderful that’s a very powerful factor.”
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