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Sport Yoenis Cespedes Announces Return to Baseball With a Monster Home Run

02:21  25 july  2020
02:21  25 july  2020 Source:   thebiglead.com

Céspedes says he'll be ready to start season with Mets

  Céspedes says he'll be ready to start season with Mets NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Céspedes is sure he'll be ready to start the pandemic-delayed season with the New York Mets. Out of the lineup for almost two years, the 34-year-old slugger said Saturday he finally is close to fully recovered from a string of injuries to his feet and legs. “I don't have an exact percentage on how I feel, but I feel way better than I did back in March,” Céspedes said through a translator on a video conference call. When the coronavirus outbreak halted spring training March 12 and pushed back opening day about four months, that gave Céspedes more time to rehab and heal up. He said he woke up at 5 a.m. for workouts seven days a week during the hiatus.

Yoenis Céspedes Milanés (born October 18, 1985), nicknamed La Potencia, is a Cuban-born professional baseball outfielder for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Yoenis Cespedes was traded to the Mets minutes before the deadline and some say it was the best thing the Mets did all season. Here is a 7 minute video

Yoenis Cespedes is back. After nearly two years out of the game, the veteran slugger returned to the New York Mets' lineup on opening day. In his third at-bat, the designated hitter launched a massive home run to give his team a 1-0 lead over the Atlanta Braves.

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Man, that's a huge home run, and it was his first since July 20, 2018. The rest of MLB better watch out, Yoenis is back.

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When the Mets announced in May that outfielder Yoenis Cespedes had fractured his right ankle in a The Mets have been reluctant to provide a timetable for a possible Cespedes return . At M.L.B.’s winter When Van Wagenen announced that Cespedes had fallen on his ranch, a reporter asked if

Cespedes has long been a fan-favorite in New York, thanks to his brilliant second half from the 2015 and his All-Star campaign in 2016. He arrived from the Detroit Tigers at the trade deadline in 2015 and proceeded to hit .309 with 17 home runs, 42 RBIs and a .691 slugging percentage down the stretch. Along with the Mets' excellent young pitching staff, he was the driving force behind the team's run to the World Series that season.

He was an All-Star in 2016, but played in just 81 games in 2017 and his season was cut short by injuries in 2018 as well. Cespedes underwent surgery on both of his heels in 2018 and was expected to return in 2019. Instead, he suffered a fractured ankle on his ranch which left him out for the entire 2019 season.

All-in-all, Cespedes has played in just 119 games since the start of the 2017 season. The Mets have sorely missed the power the 34-year-old's bat provides, so it was nice to see him back in the lineup and doing what he does best.

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  Mets manager encouraged about Yoenis Cespedes’ health The fact that the Mets are looking to give him time in the outfield despite the availability of the universal designated hitter has to be very heartening news. Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily.

Yoenis Cespedes recently reached an agreement with the Mets to "amend and restructure" his contract, and now he wants to have a 40- home - run Yoenis Cespedes plans on giving the Mets plenty of bang for their buck. Despite spending nearly two years away from baseball because of ankle

Yoenis Cespedes was out of the lineup, too sore to play after returning from a 67-day stay on the 10-day disabled list with a home run on Friday night. The Mets have three executives running their baseball operations as General Manager Sandy Alderson recovers from cancer — Omar Minaya, J.P


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New York Mets say Yoenis Cespedes is opting out of the 2020 season .
The team initially couldn't locate the star outfielder, who failed to report to Atlanta's Truist Park for a Sunday afternoon game.Van Wagenen described the decision as a "surprise," according to reporters who were present for the announcement.

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