New York Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes can’t play the outfield, but can golf without an issue. His manager seems to be fine with that.
Yoenis Cespedes hasn’t appeared in the lineup over the last three games. He only plays left field due to a quadriceps injury hampering his mobility. However, that hasn’t slowed his golf game. Former major leaguer Kevin Millar has proof:
— Kevin Millar (@KMillar15) August 3, 2016
New York Mets manager Terry Collins has no issue with his all star outfielder golfing, “Was he running on the course or was he walking? Did he ride a cart or was he jogging?” Collins then added, “I don’t have any problem with it.”
Cespedes is scheduled to serve as the DH for the five games in the Bronx and Detroit. When the Mets return to National League parks next week, it will be interesting to see if Cespedes can play the field. If the quad injury lingers, a stint on the DL is not out of the question. He last appeared in a game on Tuesday night, pinch hitting and reaching base on an infield single.
It seems that if he can stand, he can swing. Whether it’s a golf club or baseball bat doesn’t seem to matter much.