Yoenis Cespedes Injury: Updates on Mets Star’s Leg and Return

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was forced to exit Friday’s game against the Atlanta Braves with right leg discomfort. It’s unclear when he will return to the field.

Continue for updates.

Cespedes to Seek Additional Medical Attention

Sunday, April 24

ESPN.com’s Adam Rubin reported “Cespedes is expected to be examined by team doctors when the Mets return to New York” following the series against Atlanta.

The Mets host the Cincinnati Reds for a three-game series starting Monday before having a rest day Thursday.

Cespedes Out of Lineup vs. Braves

Sunday, April 24

The Mets announced Cespedes will not start Sunday against Atlanta.

Collins Comments on Cespedes Injury

Saturday, April 23

“It got real tight, so we took him out,” manager Terry Collins said, per Adam Rubin of ESPN.com. “… Once it starts to tighten up, there’s a possibility of him pulling that. So I got him out.”

Cespedes Provides Major Impact in Middle of Mets Lineup

Cespedes joined the Mets at last season’s trade deadline, and in addition to their dominant pitching staff, he was a huge factor in their surprising run to the World Series.

The Cuban slugger hit .287 with 17 home runs and 44 RBI in 57 games with the Mets, and he even warranted some consideration for the National League MVP award despite only playing about one-third of the campaign in that league.

He finished his career year with a .291 batting average, 35 homers and 105 RBI, which made him a hot commodity on the free-agent market. Cespedes decided to return to the Big Apple, and he continues to be the centerpiece of the Mets lineup.

Cespedes is currently hitting .288 with five home runs and 14 RBI, and he missed just three games in 2015 after playing in 152 in 2014.

The 30-year-old is also a strong defensive player who won his first career Gold Glove last season. He has one of the best outfield arms in baseball.

Look for Juan Lagares or Alejandro De Aza to see more at-bats with Cespedes out.


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