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Yoenis Cespedes ruled out for the season, David Wright halts rehab


The Mets announced some depressing news on Monday, Newsday’s Marc Carig reports. Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has been ruled out for the rest of the season and third baseman David Wright has terminated his rehab assignment. Wright will be examined in New York later this week.

There was some good news. Matt Harvey will throw a bullpen on Tuesday in anticipation of being activated to start on Friday against the Astros. Noah Syndergaard long tossed on Monday and will throw a 25-pitch bullpen on Wednesday.

Cespedes, 31, finishes the 2017 season batting .292/.352/.540 with 17 home runs and 42 RBI in 321 plate appearances. He landed on the disabled list on Saturday due to a strained left hamstring. The Mets estimated Cespedes would be out six weeks, which would encompass the remainder of the season.

Wright, 34, recently began a rehab assignment with High-A St. Lucie, which gave many optimism he might get into the Mets’ lineup before the end of the season. That’s looking unlikely now as Wright said he has experienced renewed soreness in his right shoulder. Wright hasn’t appeared in a major league game this year.

The Mets have Wright under contract through 2020, paying him a total of $47 million over the final three years. Cespedes, too, is inked through 2020 and will earn $87.5 million over the next three years.

Wade Miley exits spring start with groin strain

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Attempting to make a play on a bunt during Wednesday’s split-squad game against the Athletics, Brewers starter Wade Miley suffered a strained left groin, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Miley will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury. On the afternoon, he gave up two runs on three hits and three walks with three strikeouts in four innings.

Miley, 31, signed a minor league contract with the Brewers last month. He had been having a solid spring until last Friday, when he served up seven runs in three innings against the Reds. The lefty had been battling for a spot in the Brewers’ rotation but this injury may take him out of the running.

Last season with the Orioles, Miley made 32 starts spanning 157 1/3 innings, posting a 5.61 ERA with a 142/93 K/BB ratio.

With the Jake Arrieta, Lance Lynn, and Alex Cobb signings recently, many wondered why the Brewers didn’t make a move. They may regret not having done more.

In related news, reliever Boone Logan also left with an injury on Wednesday, per Haudricourt. The Brewers should have more on both players’ statuses later.