Mets: Yoenis Cespedes returning to New York for evaluation of hamstring injury
Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has suffered some hamstring issues over the years, and the organization wants to figure out why that’s been happening.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson held a press conference on Saturday afternoon to talk about the team’s injuries and give us some updates about how everyone is progressing. The list of Mets injuries is pretty extensive, as we all know, but the focus was mainly on the Mets two biggest weapons (Noah Syndergaard and Yoenis Cespedes).
If you’re curious about what Syndergaard and Alderson had to say, check out Michelle’s post here.
As far as Cespedes is concerned, the Mets are curious as to why he has suffered hamstring injuries as frequently as he has since joining the team. Cespedes will be back in New York on Monday to undergo additional evaluations to help the team figure out how to progress going forward to prevent another injury like this happening to their biggest bat.
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What we didn’t hear from Sandy Alderson during Saturday’s press conference is a timetable for Yo’s return. It sure doesn’t seem like he’s getting better so even though it’s been over a week already, the fact that he’s going to be undergoing additional testing should give us some pause, to say the least.
Yo’s latest hamstring issue popped up on April 20 when he left the game against the Philadelphia Phillies with a hamstring cramp. Throughout the subsequent days, Cespedes missed a few games but was asked if he could at least pinch-hit, to which he said he was unable to.
Unfortunately, the Mets decided to wait, instead of putting him on the disabled list, and a week later, he’d start back out in left field, and that’s where things went bad. Pulling into second base after hitting a double, Cespedes reached for his hamstring, and we all knew exactly what had happened.
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Hopefully Yo can heal quickly, and the Mets can figure exactly what to do to keep him that way. Until then, we’ll keep waiting to get Yo back.