There hasn’t been any indication that the Mets plan to bring back free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, but starter Noah Syndergaard is really hoping his team can bring the slugger back into the fold, NJ.com’s Randy Miller reports.
Syndergaard said, “Of course we’re hoping. We all saw the tear he went on from July through the end of the season. We’d love to have that bat back in the lineup, so as long as he’s out there, we’re hoping for that.”
Cespedes, 30, completed a four-year, $36 million contract originally signed with the Athletics in February 2012. In 2015, Cespedes hit .293/.323/.506 with 18 home runs and 61 RBI before being sent to the Mets, prompting an offensive tear. In 249 PA as a Met, he hit .287/.337/.604 with 17 home runs and 44 RBI.