Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes suffers right hamstring strain

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: Yoenis Cespedes
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: Yoenis Cespedes /

Will someone tell the Mets there’s no two-for-one discount with the disabled list?

[Update 8-25-17, 10:24 p.m.]

The Mets have announced Yoenis Cespedes suffered a right hamstring strain. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said after Friday night’s game that Cespedes’ latest strain is similar in severity and location to the one he suffered earlier in the year. He missed 40 games with that injury, so Cespedes’ season is very much in jeopardy.

Yo will be in New York for an MRI on Monday to see the extent of his latest injury.

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The 2017 season is still not over, so naturally another Mets player has gone down with an apparent injury. On Friday night, it was Yoenis Cespedes‘ unfortunate turn.

In the top of the first inning in the first game of this latest series in Washington D.C., Cespedes was on second and ran past third on what would eventually be called a dead ball. Yo came up lame, unable or unwilling to put weight on his right leg. He would immediately be taken out of the game and would be replaced by Matt Reynolds.

It’s unclear whether Cespedes pulled a hamstring, hurt his ankle, or something else, but either way, he looked like he was in pain.

Cespedes is the second big name player to go down in two days for the Mets. Michael Conforto dislocated his shoulder on a swing and a miss on Thursday afternoon, and he is done for the year now.

While Cespedes’ injury may not be as serious as Conforto’s it’s definitely still concerning. If it’s indeed another hamstring issue, this would be the second time Yo’s hammies suffer some type of injury. He pulled his left hamstring on April 27 and would end up missing six weeks on the disabled list for it. If it’s anything similar to that injury, Yo’s season would pretty much be done.

There are a few areas that can be looked at this offseason when it comes to conditioning to prevent these types of injuries going forward. Hopefully Cespedes, like Syndergaard, puts less of a focus on bulking up, and adding muscle weight, and more of a focus on flexibility and endurance.

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Yo could also drink more water, as he has apparently not been a big fan of it for a while. Whatever they decide to do, something needs to change. The Mets training staff should also have to pay a price for this horrid season. Once 2018 rolls around, this team needs to be healthier. They’ll never be without injuries, but let’s at least keep most of our important pieces around for a big chunk of the season.