Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes was forced to make an early exit from Game 4 of the NLCS against the Cubs last Wednesday due to left shoulder soreness, but he’s good to go for Game 1 of the World Series against the Royals on Tuesday.
After receiving a cortisone shot last Thursday, Cespedes took batting practice Sunday for the first time since the injury. He told Mike Vorkunov of the Newark Star-Ledger through an interpreter today that he now feels “one hundred and 10 percent.” You wouldn’t expect him to say anything different, especially after he pledged last week that he would chop off his arm and put on a new one if it meant that he could play in the World Series.
There was all sorts of speculation about the cause of the injury after Cespedes was spotted playing golf prior to Game 4, but it’s part of his routine and he said today that he’ll continue to do it as long as he’s feeling good.
Cespedes is batting .265 (9-for-34) with two home runs, seven RBI, and a .756 OPS over nine games this postseason.