10:08 PM EDT, Tue June 19, 2018
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Yoenis Cespedes and blaming athletes for being hurt

You can be disappointed he’s not playing, but not disappointed with him. There was an interesting article from The Ringer’s Rodger Sherman last week that detailed a timeline of LeBron James’s postseason injuries. It makes an interesting point about the dichotomy of feelings LeBron creates: there are those that applaud him from bouncing back from seemingly serious injuries, and others that think he is playacting to oversell just how hurt he was in the moment. Let’s talk about Yoenis Cespedes, particularly his injuries and the way he is treated for them. No, not his medical treatment...


Mets have no timetable for Yoenis Cespedes' return

Mets GM Sandy Alderson says OF Yoenis Cespedes has yet to receive a timetable after latest injury to right quad.

New York Post

Mets are starting over with Yoenis Cespedes

Day-to-day is becoming month-to-month for Yoenis Cespedes. What started as a minor injury will likely keep the slugging outfielder out for well over a month. Manager Mickey Callaway said in his pregame press conference Sunday, Cespedes, out since May 13, is headed to the team’s spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla. after he...

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Mets' Yoenis Cespedes leaves rehab game early

Yoenis Cespedes left his rehab game Saturday with Double-A Binghamton because of tightness in his right quad, the Mets announced. Cespedes is on the disabled list with a strained right hip flexor. The Mets said he was removed for precautionary reasons. He was 2-for-2 with two doubles, including...


Yoenis Cespedes leaves rehab game with quad tightness in first OF action since injury

Yoenis Cespedes only lasted two innings in the field before experiencing tightness in his right quad.        

New York Post

Yoenis Cespedes not the only righty bat about to return to Mets

The Mets have a right-handed bat besides Yoenis Cespedes’ nearing a return. Wilmer Flores continues to take batting practice and is likely facing a “pretty quick” return, according to manager Mickey Callaway. The versatile infielder has been on the disabled list since May 28 with a sore lower back. “He’s progressing nicely,” Callaway said before...

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Mets News: Cespedes set to begin rehab assignment

The left fielder has not played in a game since May 13 Yoenis Cespedes will play in his first minor league rehab game tonight as he works his way back from the disabled list. Cespedes will be in the lineup for the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies as they visit the Trenton Thunder. Cespedes has not played in a game for the New York Mets since May 13, and landed on the disabled list three days later with a mild strain of his right hip flexor. Prior to this, he appeared in each of the team’s first 37 games and had a .255/.316/.474 slash line with eight homes runs, as well as a 114 wRC+ and...

New York Post

Many Mets eyes see Yoenis Cespedes pass a key test

Under the watchful eye of the Mets training staff, coaches and even co-owner Jeff Wilpon, Yoenis Cespedes ran the bases and did some outfield work at Citi Field on Wednesday morning. A day after taking part in a simulated game, Cespedes (strained right hip flexor) passed another critical test toward getting off the disabled list,...

New York Post

Yoenis Cespedes inching closer to his Mets return

There was a sight for sore Mets eyes Tuesday afternoon at Citi Field, and it went well enough to continue on Wednesday. Yoenis Cespedes took six at-bats in a simulated game against fellow disabled list member Noah Syndergaard, the next step in the Mets left fielder’s progression toward getting in a real game for the...


Syndergaard, Cespedes may play Subway Series

Barring any setbacks, Noah Syndergaard and Yoenis Cespedes will come off the disabled list in time for this weekend’s Subway Series at Citi Field.        

Rising Apple

Mets: Was it a mistake to sign Yoenis Cespedes to a mega-contract?

Following the magical 2015 postseason run, the New York Mets signed Yoenis Cespedes to a four-year $110 million dollar contract. Was it a mistake? Since 2015, New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has played in just 118 games and is struggling to stay on the field with a plethora of injuries. After two years of […] Mets: Was it a mistake to sign Yoenis Cespedes to a mega-contract? - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

How Yoenis Cespedes’ eventual return will ripple through Mets

The Mets moved closer to whole Tuesday, when they activated Todd Frazier and Anthony Swarzak from the disabled list. The next move, though, will be most fascinating and revelatory about the Mets. Jose Reyes was spared in this latest roster shuffle. But when Yoenis Cespedes returns, perhaps in the next week, Reyes could be looking...


How much does Mets' Bruce miss Frazier and Cespedes?

Because Todd Frazier and Yoenis Cespedes have been on the disabled list, Jay Bruce is often being protected in the lineup by Kevin Plawecki, Devon Mesoraca and Jose Bautista.

Rising Apple

New York Mets: Is Yoenis Cespedes spending too long on the DL?

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has missed more time than expected. Is he taking his rehab seriously? Some interesting words came from the mouth of New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson last week. When discussing the injuries to Todd Frazier and Yoenis Cespedes, Alderson said he was “surprised” the latter had not returned […] New York Mets: Is Yoenis Cespedes spending too long on the DL? - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Player Meter: Position players, May 28-June 3

A quick review of how the Mets’ position players fared over the past week. After splitting a series in Atlanta, the Mets went on to be swept by the Cubs in a four game series at Citi Field. The offense has struggled once again this week, putting up just one run in three of the eight games. However, Kevin Plawecki has returned from the disabled list and Todd Frazier and Yoenis Cespedes are due to follow him in short order, which should provide a much needed boost to the Mets’ lineup. There are really only three players who had strong offensive weeks: Brandon Nimmo, Jose...

New York Post

Mets need their big, expensive slugger back in action right now

The Mets knew the risks when they signed Yoenis Cespedes to that long-term contract. Injuries could keep Cespedes off the field for much too long a time. They are living with that reality now. It’s not pretty. Friday night’s 7-4 loss to the Cubs at Citi Field was another example of the Mets being caught...

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Frazier, Swarzak, and Cespedes all set to begin rehab assignments this week

The Mets well get some well-needed reinforcements back shortly. Todd Frazier, Anthony Swarzak, and Yoenis Cespedes are all due to start rehab assignments in the coming week. While there are not exact dates for the assignments to begin, Frazier at least is expected to do his rehab in Las Vegas with the 51s. It appears that Frazier will begin his assignment first, followed by Swarzak and Cespedes. Frazier tweaked his left-hamstring in mid-April, but played through it for three or so weeks, until hitting the disabled list on May 8th. In his stead, Wilmer Flores, Luis Guillorme, Jose Reyes,...

Call to the Pen

New York Mets: Interest in Jose Bautista?

After his release from the Atlanta Braves over the weekend, Jose Bautista may have a home with the New York Mets The New York Mets have dealt with injuries all season long. At times this season, they have been without Jay Bruce, Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Lagares and Todd Frazier. In an era where […] New York Mets: Interest in Jose Bautista? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Dominic Smith playing the outfield for Mets’ Triple-A team

Dominic Smith may have a new path to Queens. With the Mets outfield depleted with injuries to Juan Lagares and Yoenis Cespedes, the team is giving the first baseman a shot in the outfield. Smith started in right field for Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday. It is his first career start at a position other...

Yoenis Cespedes is gunning for MVP in 2017

SNY's Mets Talk Live crew discusses a hot start to spring training for New York Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes, and his goal to win MVP in 2017.

Yoenis Cespedes is happy to be settled with the New York Mets

Yoenis Cespedes thinks that the New York Mets have a good chance to compete for a championship if they stay healthy, and he's excited that he signed a long term deal with the team.

Yoenis Cespedes arrives early for Mets spring training

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is in Port St.Lucie for an early start to spring training, and talks about the comfort he has with the organization after signing a long-term deal.