Former New York Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes didn’t take a hit during the 2019 MLB season in part because of what New York Post he said it was a fractured ankle linked to an encounter with a wild boar on his ranch in Florida, and that he appeared in only eight games during the 2020 campaign shortened by pandemic before he opt out without notice.
With the Mets facing numerous injury deals during the first half of the current season, at least someone in the organization has considered a meeting involving the 35-year-old.
The post of Ken Davidoff reported earlier on Tuesday’s All-Star game that the Mets have contacted Cespedes representatives, but discussions have gone nowhere because the veteran doesn’t want to put the pen to paper only on a minor league agreement. Cespedes hasn’t played since hitting .161 with two home runs and four RBIs last summer, but he he had a display case for the teams in Florida last March and would have impressed some attendees.
The Mets have entered the All-Star break in first place in the Eastern National League with a record of 47-40 and hope to avoid any similar “broken glass in case of emergency” situation over the next few months and until the fall.