Yoenis Cespedes has been out for the Mets since April 28 with a hamstring injury. It honestly feels like so much longer.
But, the Mets say that he should be back in about two weeks. He came to New York this past Monday to undergo testing to make sure that there was no underlying cause. The tests came back negative, which is of course positive news to all.
After the test, Cespedes was sent back to Port St. Lucie to resume his rehab. He has resumed baseball activity as well.
"“He came out of the test fine. He feels he’s getting better. He told me today that the leg’s really feeling a lot better. I think everything’s on the upswing. He had a big smile on his face. He’s glad to be back. I just said, ‘Look, when you get started, take it easy in the beginning. See how you feel.’ ’’"
We all know how much Cespedes loves the game of baseball so the fact that he’s missed a bunch of games already this season is probably killing him more than anyone. Fans miss seeing Cespedes in the lineup and having his bat contribute, but he misses being on the field playing the sport he loves.
Obviously this was good news to hear that there’s no underlying cause to his injury. I just hope the Mets, and even Cespedes, don’t rush anything to get him back out there before he’s fully really.
Collins is right that Cespedes does need to take it easy in the beginning, and as his manager I hope he not only just says this to him, but shows it to him as well. You know, maybe not play him if in batting practice he’s bending over in agony after swinging… just a thought.
Everyone knows how important Cespedes is to this team. Hopefully, we’ll see him back for good, and fully healthy, in just about two weeks.