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Mets injury update: Yoenis Cespedes took batting practice, is still on track for Game 1

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The slugger was pulled during Game 4 of the NLCS because of left shoulder soreness.

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Yoenis Cespedes, who injured his shoulder before Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, says that he will be ready to go when the World Series starts Tuesday.

Cespedes took batting practice Sunday afternoon after arriving in Kansas City. It's a big improvement from Wednesday, when he couldn't raise his arm after being taken out. Cespedes, who went golfing that morning, blamed the soreness on push-ups before the game.

While much has been said about Daniel Murphy's hot streak, Cespedes is a key to the Mets' offense. He hit .287/.337/.604 with 17 home runs for the Mets after coming over in a trade deadline deal with the Detroit Tigers. This is Cespedes's third trip to the postseason in four seasons in the majors, and his first time in the World Series. He hit two home runs in the Division Series against the Dodgers. In the NLCS, he went 4-for-14 with a walk and 3 RBIs.