DTDYoenis Cespedes LF/CF NYM 2 days ago

Cespedes (leg) is expected to rejoin the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Giants, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite coming in to launch a pinch hit home run in Tuesday's win over Cincinnati, manager Terry Collins will give Cespedes as much down time as he can before putting him back in the lineup. Thus, Cespedes will sit out Wednesday and get an additional off-day Thursday before drawing back into the order for Friday's series opener.

DTDYoenis Cespedes LF/CF NYM 2 days ago

Cespedes (leg) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Reds, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Some thought that Cespedes would make a return to the starting lineup Wednesday, especially after blasting a pinch-hit three-run home run in Tuesday's game, but he'll take another day off to rest his leg. Juan Lagares will play center field in his place once again.

DTDYoenis Cespedes LF/CF NYM 3 days ago

Cespedes (leg), in his first at-bat in four games, hit a laser to left for a pinch-hit, three-run home run to tie the game for the Mets on Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cespedes is to return to the starting lineup Wednesday and got a jumpstart by getting an at-bat Tuesday, The ball's apex was just 47 feet, which is the second lowest in baseball this year for a home run. After a slow start, Cespedes is up to six home runs and 17 runs batted in.

DTDYoenis Cespedes LF/CF NYM 3 days ago

Manager Terry Collins expects Cespedes (leg) to return to the lineup Wednesday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cespedes will sit out Tuesday for the fourth straight game, but it sounds like that could be the extent of his absence. The Mets' release of their lineup for Wednesday's game figures to ultimately reveal whether Cespedes will return to action or not.

DTDYoenis Cespedes LF/CF NYM 3 days ago

Cespedes (leg) is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Tuesday marks the fourth consecutive game that Cespedes has been sidelined for due to a troublesome leg bruise that had to be drained Monday. Juan Lagares will remain as the starting center fielder while Michael Conforto will bat out of the cleanup spot. There is still no word on when Cespedes will be able to get back on the field, but he is listed as day-to-day for the time being.

DTDYoenis Cespedes LF/CF NYM 4 days ago

Cespedes (leg) had fluid drained from his leg Monday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Manager Terry Collins reiterated that Cespedes would not be available in Monday's matchup with the Reds and will remain day-to-day for the time being.

DTDYoenis Cespedes LF/CF NYM 4 days ago

Cespedes (leg) is not in the starting lineup Monday against the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Cespedes on the bench to begin Monday's game, Alejandro de Aza is drawing another start in center field and batting seventh for the Mets on Monday. Cespedes remains day-to-day with the ailment.

DTDYoenis Cespedes LF/CF NYM 5 days ago

Cespedes stated Sunday that his right leg feels "way better," and "maybe" he'll be a part of the lineup Monday against the Reds, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

An aggravation of Cespedes' bruised right leg forced back-to-back absences to conclude the weekend series in Atlanta, but rest appears to have been what the doctor ordered. On the other hand, manager Terry Collins will have the final word on Cespedes' availability, so expect some clarification in advance of the 7:10 PM ET first pitch.

DTDYoenis Cespedes LF/CF NYM 5 days ago

Cespedes (leg), who is not in Sunday's lineup, could miss time in the upcoming series against Cincinnati, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It appears the leg injury that has sidelined Cespedes is lingering a bit longer than expected, putting his Monday availability in question. He'll visit team doctors when the team returns to New York in hopes of getting some further insight on the ailment. While Cespedes remains sidelined, look for Juan Lagares to see extra reps in the New York outfield.

DTDYoenis Cespedes LF/CF NYM 6 days ago

Cespedes (leg) has been ruled out for Sunday's series finale in Atlanta, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cespedes was removed from Friday's game due to a bruise on his right leg, which effectively sidelined him for the rest of the series. Because he was unable to swing a bat Saturday, he'll likely enter the upcoming week with questionable availability. Nonetheless, if he's unable to go Monday against the Reds, Juan Lagares and Alejandro De Aza are available to man center field.