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. 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.
Cespedes (hamstring) was ruled out for the season following an evaluation Monday, James Wagner of The New York Times reports. 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 toward next spring. His season ends with a .292/.352/.540 batting line and 17 home runs over 81 games. Cespedes gave the Mets exactly what they expected when he was healthy, but unfortunately, that just wasn't often enough this season.
Cespedes (hamstring) will head to New York and undergo further examination Monday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. 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.
Cespedes (hamstring) was placed on the disabled list Saturday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. 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. As of now, a timeframe for Cespedes' return is unknown.
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. 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.
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