Yoenis Cespedes was removed from his second rehab game tonight after experiencing tightness in his right quad. Cespedes, who started the game in left field for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, was 2-for-2 with two doubles before exiting the game.
The Mets announced that Cespedes, who has been on the disabled list since May 16 with a mild strain of his right hip flexor, was removed for precautionary reasons. Cespedes appeared as a designated hitter in yesterday’s Double-A game and went 0-for-2. The plan was for him to play five innings in left field in tonight’s game, but he only lasted two and was removed before the start of the third inning.
The Mets, who have been mired in an offensive slump, are eager to get Cespedes’s bat back in the lineup. Before tonight’s game against the Yankees, the Mets had scored just seven runs in their last six games.
The team will reevaluate Cespedes tomorrow following the setback.