OUTYoenis Céspedes
LF NYM
3 months ago

Cespedes, who will end up playing only 81 games this season due to multiple lower-body injuries, plans to adjust his training routine over the winter, Kristie Ackert of The New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old plans to focus more on resistance and agility training rather than the weightlifting that helped him slug 66 homers over the prior two seasons heading into 2017. A healthy Cespedes will be a crucial component for the Mets if they hope to get back to the playoffs next year, so it's encouraging to see the outfielder take steps to ensure he can stay on the field.

OUTYoenis Céspedes
LF NYM
4 months ago

Cespedes (hamstring) was ruled out for the season following evaluation Monday, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The minimum recovery time for Cespedes's right hamstring strain was judged to be six weeks. As such, the Mets will shut him down and look towards next spring with Cespedes. His season ends with a .292/.352/.540 batting line and 17 home runs over 81 games. He gave the Mets exactly what they expect when he was healthy, but unfortunately, that just wasn't often enough this season.

OUTYoenis Céspedes
LF NYM
4 months ago

Cespedes (hamstring) will head to New York and undergo further examination Monday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

After suffering a right hamstring strain for a second time this season Friday and landing on the disabled list, Cespedes looks to be at risk of being shut down, but the Mets will see how he looks during the checkup before announcing a timetable for the outfielder. Travis Taijeron was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday to give the team an extra body in the outfield, and he and Matt Reynolds are expected to see most of the reps in left field while Cespedes is sidelined.

OUTYoenis Céspedes
LF NYM
4 months ago

Cespedes (hamstring) was placed on the disabled list Saturday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

This move doesn't come as a surprise, as the Mets announced their plans to put Cespedes on the DL following Friday's game. With Cespedes out, the club has promoted Travis Taijeron to the majors for the first time in his career.

OUTYoenis Céspedes
LF NYM
4 months ago

Cespedes will head to the disabled list with the hamstring strain he suffered Friday night against the Nationals, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to general manager Sandy Alderson, this strain is just as bad as the one that sent him to the disabled list earlier this season. That stint cost Cespedes 38 games, so chances are his season is over. If so, he'll finish with a .292/.352/.540 batting line and 17 home runs over just 81 games.

OUTYoenis Céspedes
LF NYM
4 months ago

Cespedes left Friday's game with a right hamstring strain, Steve Gelbs of Sportsnet New York reports.

EDGE Analysis

The grade of the hamstring strain has not been announced, but given the way Cespedes was limping off the field, it sounds like a long shot for him to escape without a disabled list stint. Expect the club to perform further evaluations and announce if a roster move will be necessary before Saturday afternoon's game against Washington.

OUTYoenis Céspedes
LF NYM
4 months ago

Cespedes hobbled off the field after appearing to injure his leg running home in the first inning of Friday's game against the Nationals, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Not only did Cespedes hurt himself badly enough to have to come out of the game, he did it on a dead ball, as a grounder up the middle wound up hitting the umpire and was ruled dead as a result. We'll consider him day-to-day until we hear more, but Cespedes has already missed significant time this year to a hamstring injury, and it's possible he could be headed back to the disabled list.

OUTYoenis Céspedes
LF NYM
4 months ago

Cespedes went 2-for-3 with two walks, a double and a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

He now has four multi-hit performances in his last five games, pushing Cespedes' slash line in August to .325/.404/.662 with seven homers, 14 runs and 15 RBI through 22 games. He's basically the last man standing in the Mets' outfield at this point, so even if he stays hot through the end of the season, the slugger's counting stats could suffer given the lack of support around him in the lineup.

OUTYoenis Céspedes
LF NYM
4 months ago

Cespedes is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Cespedes has been hot at the plate recently -- collecting eight hits over his last three contests -- but he'll get the day off after starting 20 of New York's first 21 games in August. The Mets will send out an outfield trio of Brandon Nimmo, Michael Conforto and Juan Lagares in his absence.

OUTYoenis Céspedes
LF NYM
4 months ago

Cespedes knocked three singles, drew a walk and scored a run over the course of four plate appearances Tuesday against Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

He's put together a lovely four-game stretch, racking up nine hits in 15 at-bats (.600), and while Cespedes' power stroke didn't make an appearance in this one, he's been recovering on that front as well after a 33-game span from late June into early August saw him homer just twice. We've seen Cespedes explode down the stretch before, and while he might not be quite so motivated this time with the Mets not jockeying for playoff position, a strong end run would make his fantasy owners feel better about the Cuban's injury-shortened

2017 campaign.