Sport Yoenis Cespedes is nowhere to be found; Mets' attempts to contact him 'unsuccessful'

03:41  03 august  2020
03:41  03 august  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

Yoenis Cespedes expects to DH for Mets on Opening Day

  Yoenis Cespedes expects to DH for Mets on Opening Day Cespedes is working back from some serious leg injuries that cost him not only significant action, but also significant guaranteed money. His amended contract calls for his earnings to depend in large part upon how many plate appearances he manages this year, so it’s good news for all parties that he’s ready to roll from the jump. (The targets will be prorated to reflect the shortened season.) The real financial prize for Cespedes lies in another trip onto the open market at season’s end.

“Our attempts to contact him have been unsuccessful .” The Mets (3-6) entered Sunday’s game on a four-game losing streak and in last place in the The Mets acquired Cespedes from the Tigers just before the trade deadline in 2015 and rode his bat to the World Series. That off-season, he signed a

Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has opted out of the rest of the 2020 Major League Baseball season, Brodie Van Wagenen, the team’s general manager, announced Sunday afternoon. The team said in a statement before the game that their attempt to contact Cespedes had been unsuccessful .

A worrying situation is developing in Atlanta, as Mets' DH/outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has not reported to the team for their Sunday matchup vs. the Braves.

Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen released a statement Sunday, saying Cespedes had not reported to Truist Park in Atlanta, nor did he offer an explanation for his absence. The Mets also mentioned that their attempts to contact Céspedes have been "unsuccessful."

The statement:

"As of game time, Yoenis Céspedes has not reported to the ballpark today. He did not reach out to management with any explanation for his absence. Our attempts to contact him have been unsuccessful."

Céspedes has had a tumultuous tenure with the Mets over the last few seasons, missing all of the 2019 campaign after injuring his ankles on his ranch in Florida following a battle with a wild boar. Céspedes has played 119 games in his last two seasons with the Mets dating back to 2018, battling various injuries throughout.

He has two home runs through eight games in the 2020 season.

This story will be updated.

Mets' relationship with Yoenis Céspedes unravels in one last burst of confusion .
The story is, the New York Mets sent security personnel to an Atlanta hotel on Sunday afternoon, to a particular room, and had them open the door. “He’s decided to opt out of the remainder of the season,” general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said, “for COVID-related reasons.” Céspedes is the 19th player (one reconsidered) to pass on a baseball summer that carries a disjointed baseball season. Céspedes missed a lot of baseball games as a Met. He was still the guy who hit 17 home runs after the trade deadline in 2015 and therefore helped lug the Mets into that World Series. He was an All-Star in 2016.

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