It is like he never left. Such is the situation involving re-installed Seattle Mariners closer Edwin Diaz who after being removed from the gig last week after a four-walk meltdown, nailed down his 8th save of the year on Thursday. Giving up just one hit in the scoreless frame, Diaz put his demotion behind him in the best way possible in earning the handshake at the end. Of course prior to this, Diaz was a closing mess as he battled walks and a sky-high home run rate. Still the Mariners want to make this work with the fireballer and his plus 11.00 K/9 is tailor-made for the gig. So anyone holding stock in James Paxos is surely disappointed as he never really had a shot to take the job but those who held Diaz get a second chance.