Yoenis Cespedes escapes HBP with only a bruise

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Go ahead and breathe now, Mets fans.

Yoenis Cespedes was removed from Wednesday’s game — and looked to be in some serious pain — after taking a Justin De Fratus pitch off his left hand in the top of the third inning. But it sounds like everything is going to be fine.

Per beat writer Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, early X-rays came back negative for any type of fractures. Cespedes has a contusion (and probably a bit of swelling) on his left middle and ring fingers.

Cespedes might not see much action over the Mets’ final four games, but he should be 100 percent for the start of the NLDS next Friday against the Dodgers.

The 29-year-old slugger reached base in both of his plate appearances Wednesday against the Phillies. He entered the night with a .940 OPS, 17 homers, and 44 RBI in 53 games with New York.