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Mets: Yoenis Cespedes dealing with shoulder soreness

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 23: Yoenis Cespedes
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 23: Yoenis Cespedes

Cespedes has some mild soreness but at least it’s not in his legs.

In an effort to be more transparent, the Mets announced left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is dealing with some discomfort in his shoulder. The Mets don’t expect him to miss considerable time, so they’ve listed him as day-to-day.

Cespedes is coming off his most injury-ridden season of his career in 2017. He played in only 81 games, and while he was still really good in those contests he appeared, the fact that he missed half the season drained the team throughout the summer.

Yo’s presence in the lineup is huge so having him out there really does help everyone else around him better.

Obviously, the hope is that the Mets are just being extra cautious with Cespedes and that isn’t an indication of things to come either.

Over the first few games, this team has already had Juan Lagares, Jay Bruce, Dominic Smith, and Jacob deGrom suffer from minor pains. Typically this might not draw as much attention as players are still getting into their game routines, but with the Mets, it’s a whole other ball game.

Last season was an epically bad season when it came to health. The biggest goal this season has been to keep the guys on the field. Management has a long held belief that if they can stay healthy, this team will be in contention.

This season, the organization also sought out to be more transparent when it came to their injuries. They’re trying to do away with the leaks about injuries and are putting everything out there, even more minor issues like Bruce’s plantar faciitis.

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Of course, as fans, we’ll panic every time an injury report comes out, but we’ll keep hoping this year’s new emphasis on health will actually reap some rewards.