A worrying situation is developing in Atlanta, as Mets’ DH / outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has not signed up with the team for their Sunday game against the Braves.
Brodie Van Wagenen, general manager of Mets, made a statement on Sunday saying that Cespedes did not report to Truist Park in Atlanta, nor did he explain his absence. The Mets also reported that their attempts to contact Céspedes “were unsuccessful.”
BREAKING: The Mets don’t know where Yoenis Cespedes is.
Team Statement: “As of the time of the game, Yoenis Céspedes has not reported to the baseball field today. He has not given the management any explanation for his absence. Our attempts to contact him have failed.”
– Tim Healey (@timbhealey) August 2, 2020
“As of the time of play, Yoenis Céspedes has not reported to the ballpark today. He has not given the management any explanation for his absence. Our attempts to contact him have failed.”
However, the Mets seem to trust that the security of Céspedes is not threatened at this time:
According to a source, the Mets currently have no reason to believe that the safety of Yoenis Céspedes is at risk.
– Justin Toscano (@JustinCToscano) August 2, 2020
Céspedes has had a tumultuous period with the Mets in recent seasons, missing the entire 2019 campaign after injuring his ankles on his Florida ranch after a wild boar battle. Céspedes has played 119 games in his last two seasons with the Mets dating back to 2018, battling various injuries throughout the game.
He has two home runs through eight games in the 2020 season.
This story is being updated.