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Sport New York Mets say Yoenis Cespedes is opting out of the 2020 season

02:25  03 august  2020
02:25  03 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

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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. Van Wagenen said Cespedes was opting out for “Covid-related” reasons. The announcement came after

Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was batting .161 in eight games this season .Credit Ben Solomon for The New York Times. He exercised his opt - out clause the next winter after hitting 31 home runs and 86 R.B.I. Cespedes was viewed at the perfect complement to Pete Alonso, the reigning rookie of

Yoenis Cespedes standing on a baseball field: New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) reacts after making an out during the MLB game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves on August 1, 2020 at Truist Park in Atlanta, GA. Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images © Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) reacts after making an out during the MLB game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves on August 1, 2020 at Truist Park in Atlanta, GA. Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
  • After the New York Mets said Yoenis Céspedes failed to report to the team's Sunday game in Atlanta, it was announced the outfielder is opting out of the 2020 season.
  • ESPN reported Sunday afternoon general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said in a statement reported by multiple outlets that Céspedes "did not reach out to management with any explanation for his absence," but the team later said there was no concern about his safety.
  • Van Wagenen later told reporters after the Sunday game that Céspedes was opting out "for COVID-related reasons," but the decision came as a "surprise" to the team.
  • Céspedes went 0 for 4 in the team's 7-1 loss on Saturday against the Atlanta Braves.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Céspedes is opting out of the 2020 season for "covid-related" reasons, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said after the team's Sunday afternoon game.

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New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has decided to play no further part in the 2020 MLB season due to coronavirus-related concerns. The Mets revealed they had not been able to contact the outfielder after he did not turn up for a 4-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.

NEW YORK -- The Mets expect Yoenis Céspedes to be a significant part of their 2020 title pursuit, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said However, Van Wagenen indicated that Tebow remains a “consideration” to take up one of the team’s remaining 10 spots after five more were added Monday.

Van Wagenen described the decision as a "surprise," according to reporters who were present for the announcement.

Céspedes sparked concerns earlier in the afternoon when Van Wagenen said the team was unable to contact outfielder Céspedes after he failed to attend the team's Sunday game against the Atlanta Braves, ESPN reported.

"He did not reach out to management with any explanation for his absence," Van Wagenen said in a statement reported by ESPN. "Our attempts to contact him have been unsuccessful."

Céspedes has been the Mets' designated hitter this season, including for the team's Saturday game against the Braves, going 0 for 4 in a 7-1 loss, but was not listed in the original lineup for Sunday's afternoon game, according to the outlet.

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The New York Mets do not know Yoenis Cespedes ' whereabouts after the outfielder failed to report for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has opted out of the remainder of the 2020 season for "COVID-related reasons," the team said Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain opted out of the rest of the 2020 season , the team said on Saturday, though it did not specify why.

Céspedes, a two-time MLB All-Star, sparked headlines in January when it was reported he fractured his ankle while on his Port St. Lucie ranch when a wild boar charged at him, causing him to fall and suffer multiple fractures in his right ankle, Insider previously reported.

ESPN reported at the time that the incident caused the Céspedes to lose out on some of his salary, alleging he had breached his contract by participating in a prohibited activity.

Céspedes returned to the roster this season after missing much of the past two years due to a series of leg problems. The Associated Press reported that since he didn't begin the season on the injured list, his salary rose from $2,222,222, which was prorated from $6 million before this year's abbreviated schedule, to $4,074,074.

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Report: 'Several big names' considering opting out of NFL season .
Numerous NFL players have made the decision to opt out of the 2020 season, and the biggest names may be yet to come, according to one report. © Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Numerous NFL players have made the decision to opt out of the 2020 season, and the biggest names may be yet to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler said Tuesday that “big names” are “strongly considering” opting out ahead of Thursday’s deadline, though he did not state which players were considering not playing. More than 50 NFL players have opted out, and several big names are strongly considering joining the group.

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