Yoenis Cespedes was in the process of slowly making his way back, and the New York Mets were looking forward to his eventual return. That will now be put on hold, as GM Brodie Van Wagenen announced Cespedes suffered “ankle fractures” after an accident on his ranch in Florida.
Van Wagenen later clarified Cespedes suffered multiple fractures in one ankle, and did not break both. Nonetheless, this is the type of thing that seemingly always happens to the Mets. Even in the midst of another painful season, they can’t catch a break.
It will be interesting to hear what actually happened here as more information emerges.
This could prove to be a major setback for Cespedes, who was attempting to come back from surgeries on both of his feet. All bad things come in twos for him, apparently. The Mets owe him $29 million this year, and it seems like he’ll make all that money without playing at all. He has another year left on his deal after that with a $29.5 million price tag. Could be another wasted contract for the Mets.