New York Mets Cespedes Report
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Jacob deGrom, Yoenis Cespedes, and Tim Tebow are the latest injuries for the New York Mets and it’s only spring training.

It’s not even March yet and already the New York Mets have been bitten by the injury bug.

Yoenis Cespedes and Jacob deGrom were added to the Mets injury report on Tuesday. Cespedes has had a sore right shoulder for the last two weeks and deGrom has been suffering from lower back stiffness, according to Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News. Cespedes wasn’t in the lineup for Tuesday’s game and is “day-to-day”, but he expects to be back in games on Friday.

“Since Day One,” the Mets slugger said. “There is nothing special with this. It is something in my routine. As long as I keep throwing, it will get better for me.”

deGrom had an MRI on Monday and it came back clean. He plans to be back on the mound for a modified bullpen on Wednesday.

“I felt good and then I played catch the other day. It was a little tight, so it’s more tight, precautionary,” deGrom said. “Got looked at yesterday just to be safe. Threw today and I felt fine.”


deGrom isn’t the Mets only injured pitcher. Anthony Swarzak left today’s game with an injured pitching hand, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.

First baseman Dom Smith has a strained right quad and can gradually return to baseball activity.

“I felt good today, took some swings in the cage,” Smith told David Lennon of Newsday. “Tomorrow work a little bit more. Just continue every day to get better, and feel better, and make sure it’s a continuous thing. The main part in spring training is to make sure we leave here healthy. It’s only the first week and a half of spring training. We still got some time and it’s something shouldn’t be that big of a deal.”

Juan Lagares is still listed as day-to-day with a strained left hamstring. Jay Bruce has missed the first four games of spring training due to plantar fasciitis in his left heel, but was the designated hitter for Tuesday’s game. Tim Tebow sprained his left ankle over a sprinkler.

Let’s hope that the Mets are fully healthy when the season starts.

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