The Mets will get one of their big pieces back in time for three out of the four games of their series against the Braves this weekend.
Yoenis Cespedes will reportedly be activated off the disabled list on Saturday as the 26th man for the double-header scheduled in Atlanta. Cespedes has been sidelined since April 27 when he suffered a pulled left hamstring in a game against these same Braves.
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Yo has missed over a month when the hope was that it would only a couple of weeks. He had a setback earlier before the calendar turned to June, but thankfully it looks like he’s feeling good enough to contribute to the big league club.
He played in Thursday night’s St. Lucie Mets game, and went 0-4, but did manage to play left field, which was a good sign.
While Cespedes won’t be in Atlanta in time for Friday night’s game, the fact that he’ll be available for Saturday’s games means the team won’t have to make a roster move to create space for him. Since they’re playing a double-header, Major League Baseball allows both contending teams to have an extra player on their roster for these specific occasions.
Manager Terry Collins spoke to the media before Friday night’s game and revealed that Cespedes will play in one of the two games (no word yet on which).
Collins also said that Cespedes was ready to be called back up thanks to “the fact he came out of the game fine with no issues” on Thursday.