Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen announced today that team learned on Saturday night that outfielder Yoenis Cespedes broke his right ankle falling into a “violent fall into a hole” on his ranch.
Van Wagenen went on to say that “That’s the story from his standpoint,” when asked to elaborate further on the incident. Van Wagenen also made sure to say that it was not after falling off a horse. Cespedes is currently in New York seeking a medical opinion.
Cespedes has not played since July 20, 2018, and he had surgery on both of his heels to remove calcifications. He had fully expected to play in 2019 and had been participating in “baseball activities” as recently as May 17. Because of this injury, doctors do not have any sort of timetable for his return in 2019 or beyond.
Since joining the Mets at the 2015 trade deadline, Cespedes has been productive when he’s been healthy, hitting .282/.346/.543 with 74 home runs and a 138 OPS+ in 308 games.