Update #2 (10:45 PM EST): Cespedes has a contusion, but not a fracture. He’s considered day-to-day, per Rosenthal.
Update (10:32 PM EST): The injury is to the left kneecap of Cespedes, per Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes had a chance to redeem his poor World Series performance when he stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and no outs against Royals starter Edinson Volquez in the sixth inning of Game 5 of the World Series. Unfortunately, he fouled an 0-1 pitch off of his knee and was in considerable pain. After being tended to by team trainers, Cespedes remained in the game to finish his at-bat. He popped up and continued to wince in agony as he swung and gingerly limped down the first base line.
The Mets were still able to add on to their lead, as Lucas Duda hit a sacrifice fly to center field to make it a 2-0 game.
Cespedes did not come back out to take his position for the top of the seventh inning. He was replaced in center field by Juan Lagares.
Cespedes will undergo testing and more will be known about his condition later. We’ll pass information along as it comes in.