The New York Mets have placed Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 14. The move ends the debate about whether the Mets should place their star left fielder on the disabled list to allow his leg injury to properly heal. To take his place on the roster, the Mets have recalled utility infielder Phillip Evans from Triple-A.
Yoenis Cespedes has been bothered by nagging leg injuries over the past few weeks. It was initially believed that Cespedes was battling a quad injury, which kept him out of the lineup against the Cincinnati Reds on last Wednesday. Cespedes returned to the lineup in the series against the Philadelphia Phillies and recorded three hits over eight at-bats. After hitting a solo home run during Sunday’s loss, Mickey Callaway described Cespedes’ performance as “gutting it out for the team.”
Meanwhile, Evans, who made the team out of spring training and went hitless in three at-bats with the Mets, returns for the first time since his April 4 demotion. He has 30 hits, including nine home runs, in 118 at-bats with Las Vegas. Evans, who can play six different positions in the infield and outfield, will be a valuable utility asset off the bench for the Mets.