Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen revealed on Monday afternoon that injured outfielder Yoenis Céspedes suffered multiple ankle fractures from an accident on his ranch in Florida, SNY’s Steve Gelbs reports. Per MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo, Céspedes suffered a “violent fall” in a non-baseball-related activity. The Mets don’t have a timetable for Céspedes to return.
Céspedes, 33, was already working his way back from surgeries on both of his heels and was expected to return in late June or early July. Now, his return could be even later than that.
Céspedes is in the third year of his four-year, $110 million contract signed in November 2016. He played in only 81 games in 2017 and 38 games last year. When Céspedes has been healthy, he has been productive. The Mets are hoping to get at least two months out of him this year, but it may be too late by then if they continue to crater in the NL East.