The experiment of Yoenis Cespedes, the very first baseman, went on Wednesday in the far more tangible region of a small league rehabilitation game.
Cespedes very first manned for the Gulf Coast League Mets and performed his initial infield action every nine innings for the rookie affiliate considering that his US debut in 2012. He caught a pop-up and had 7 a lot more putts on groundouts , After Cepedes played 1-on-four with a 3-Run homerun, Cepedes is two-for-8 in two rehab game titles this 7 days.
Cepedes has suffered a hip / quadriceps injury considering that mid-Could Above the earlier handful of weeks, he and the team have been looking for ways to restrict the pressure on his usually-hurt legs. The Mets are nevertheless assessing regardless of whether Cespedes initial – pursuing them to increase his flexibility and possibly trying to keep him in the lineup a lot more typically – is a feasible selection this time of yr. If so, it would also mitigate the Mets outfield logger (however it adds to a initial-foundation logjam). Very last week, manager Mickey Callaway mentioned Cespedes would play his all-natural position in a rehab occupation. 19659005] "We'll get him completely ready to come back and be our still left-footer," Callaway stated. "That will be the placement he plays."
The Mets had been hopeful Cespedes will be ready to return to the Yankees for the weekend series if the Mets will have a selected hitter. Calleway mentioned Cespedes would have to perform a full sport, a benchmark he achieved on Wednesday, even even though the Mets have not definitely mentioned when Cespedes will be activated.