What happened to Céspedes?

But that was Céspedes’ last full season, as a series of injuries stemming from calcification in his heels kept him off the field for most of 2017 and ’18, before he finally had surgery. His rehab was delayed by a fractured right ankle he sustained during a run-in with a wild boar at his ranch in 2019.

Why did Céspedes opt out?

It wasn’t until after Sunday’s game that Van Wagenen confirmed Cespedes had decided to opt out for “COVID reasons.” “We will support him in that decision. It was surprising, without question,” Van Wagenen said during a conference call.

Did Céspedes opt out?

Cespedes’ agent informed the Mets that he was opting out due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus.

How old is Yoenis Cespedes?

36 years (October 18, 1985)Yoenis Céspedes / Age

Is Cespedes coming back in 2021?

With 21.4 career WAR, Céspedes has had one of the better careers of the players who have yet to return to the field in 2021 after opting out in 2020 — though the undisputed best career belongs to longtime Seattle Mariners ace pitcher Félix Hernández (52.2 WAR).

Will Yoenis Cespedes play in 2022?

Chicago White Sox prospect Yoelqui Céspedes is thinking big — as in the big leagues — in 2022. “My approach and my mindset right now is to get to the majors this year,” the outfielder said through an interpreter Thursday during a conference call after practice in Glendale, Ariz.

Are the Mets still paying Céspedes?

Yoenis Cespedes signed a 4 year / $110,000,000 contract with the New York Mets, including $110,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $27,500,000….Current Contract.

Contract: 4 yr(s) / $110,000,000
Signing Bonus
Average Salary $27,500,000
Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

Are the Mets paying Céspedes?

“Cespedes remains under contract with the Mets through the 2020 season.” Van Wagenen said last month he was uncertain whether Cespedes would play in 2020. Cespedes had been owed $29 million this year and $29.5 million in 2020.

Is Céspedes playing in 2022?

Yoenis Cespedes, New York Mets, DH – 2022 Game Log – MLB – CBSSports.com.

How much is Cespedes worth?

Yoenis Cespedes is the latest $100 million-plus player to suffer serious injuries while playing for the New York Mets, but as with David Wright and Johan Santana, he actually provided a decent return on the investment before getting hurt.

How many Cubans are there in the MLB?

Here’s that lineup, which is impressive since, according to USA Today, there were only 19 Cuban-born players on Major League rosters to start the season.

Is Cespedes playing in 2022?