Yoenis Cespedes is a “few days” away from being able to resume baseball activities, according to Anthony DiComo. Terry Collins suggested that Cespedes could be roughly two weeks away from a return to the Mets.
The 31-year-old outfielder has been out since April 27 with a hamstring strain suffered while legging out a double against the Braves. It was immediately evident that he was dealing with a significant injury, as Cespedes was unable to walk off the field under his own power. Collins admitted that the Mets would likely be without their star player “for a while,” and this new timetable would put Cespedes on track to return after missing about a month. Considering how serious the injury appeared, coupled with the Mets’ recent injury history, a mere one-month absence might qualify as good news.
Though Cespedes’s injury is obviously a huge blow to a banged-up, underperforming Mets team, they have actually won seven of ten games since Cespedes was placed on the disabled list. When he does eventually return, the Mets will be getting back a player who was hitting .270/.373/.619 with six home runs in 75 plate appearances. In parts of three seasons with the Mets, Cespedes has hit .281/.351/.560 with 54 home runs in 867 plate appearances.