Yoenis Cespedes Appears To Have Resumed Baseball Activities
By Jeff Todd | November 19, 2019 at 12:10pm CDTIn a since-erased Instagram video posted by small time Mets mentor (and long-lasting previous major leaguer) Endy Chavez, rehabbing slugger Yoenis Cespedes is indicated taking batting practice. MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo secured things by means of Twitter.
While this temporary look at Cespedes doesn’t generally disclose to us much, it’s the primary significant see his advancement in a long while. Genuine heel and other leg wounds cost Cespedes gigantic pieces of the 2017- 18 battles and all of 2019. On the whole, he has played in just 119 games since the end of his solid 2016 season.
Cespedes has kept on hitting when accessible, he’s as yet being paid liberally for one more season ($29.5MM), so the club has a conspicuous enthusiasm for getting him back on the field. Now and again it appeared to be a late-2019 return may have been conceivable, yet there was nothing near a run-up towards the majors.
GM Brodie Van Wagenen apparently minimized the probability of a noteworthy commitment in 2020 when he tended to the issue as of late, saying that needs “enough data to foresee when [Cespedes is] going to be back.” obviously, there is one other approach to understand that. The Mets naturally would prefer not to set desires and without a doubt additionally might want to keep things calm with regards to consulting with opponents and free specialists.
The entirety of that is to state: if without a doubt Cespedes is by and by equipped for swinging the stick, regardless of whether in a constrained BP setting, that is by all accounts great and rather remarkable news. As I noted in examining the Mets’ offseason standpoint prior today, the appearance of the outfield could look a lot changed if Cespedes is a piece of the image — particularly in the event that he can demonstrate enough to be depended upon directly out of Spring Training. It’s not hard at all to envision rather critical effects in the group’s offseason moving dependent on the status of Cespedes, however surely the association should be careful about assuming a lot about his wellbeing.