Yoenis Cespedes (shoulder) is in the lineup for Game 1 of the World Series against the Royals on Tuesday.
A bout of left shoulder soreness forced Cespedes from Game 4 of the NLCS, but he was treated with a cortisone shot last Thursday, and reported Monday that the shoulder felt "110 percent." Cespedes will occupy his usual spots in center field and the cleanup spot in the order against right-hander Edinson Volquez in Kansas City.
Yoenis Cespedes ' said his injured left shoulder, which received a cortisone shot Thursday, is "110 percent," the NY Post reports.
Cespedes had some discomfort is his shoulder while taking batting practice Sunday. But that discomfort subsided overnight and is not expected to be an issue moving forward. Cespedes will be in the lineup and in center field for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.
Yoenis Cespedes (shoulder) believes that he'll be ready for Game 1 of the World Series at Kansas City on Tuesday, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports.
During the New York Mets ' team workout Saturday, Cespedes was contained to leg work, likely due to the recent cortisone shot in his left shoulder. However, he relayed that the shoulder feels "a lot better" than it did at the time of his departure from Wednesday's NLCS clincher against the Cubs. In nine postseason games to date, Cespedes has managed a .265/.286/.471 line with two homers, seven RBI, six runs, and one stolen base across 34 at-bats.
Contrary to a previous report, Yoenis Cespedes did in fact get a cortisone shot Thursday and is expected to be at the team's workout Saturday, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports.
It was reported that he did not get a cortisone shot, but now there is new information about how the New York Mets are treating the star outfielder's shoulder issue. The thinking is that Cespedes should be good to go after 24 hours, meaning he will likely be in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the World Series.
Yoenis Cespedes did not appear at Friday's optional workout and did not receive a cortisone injection on his injured shoulder, ESPN's Adam Rubin reports.
This injury has been baffling so far. Cespedes exited Game 4 of the NLCS in the second inning with left shoulder soreness and it was later reported the 30-year-old injured his shoulder while golfing the day before. That report was quickly shot down by Terry Collins, but it wasn't entirely explained how the Cuban slugger sustained the injury. Cespedes was then expected to receive a cortisone shot to numb the pain, but that apparently never happened. Even with everything that has happened (or not happened) this seems to be much much ado about nothing considering Cespedes should be ready to play in Game 1 of World Series. Still, stay tuned for more "information" regarding his availability in the days to come.
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