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Mets injury update: Yoenis Cepedes received cortisone shot yesterday

The powerful outfielder is expected to join the team for workouts on Saturday.

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, who left Game 4 of the NLCS with a sore left shoulder, received a cortisone shot yesterday. He rested today and is scheduled to join the team for its Saturday workout. The team has given no indication that Cespedes will be anything other than read for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.

There had been some speculation that Cespedes had injured the shoulder while golfing, but that has been denied by both Cespedes and manager Terry Collins. The exact cause of the shoulder soreness is not known, but "playing professional baseball" sounds like a decent bet.

This should bring some relief to Mets fans, who are now looking at a lineup that includes the hot bats of Cespedes, NLCS MVP Daniel Murphy, Curtis Granderson, and a hopefully-resurgent Lucas Duda. Pair that with the electric starting rotation and Jeurys Familia's unstoppable arm, and there's reason to get excited.