Yoenis Cespedes
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New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is forced to leave Sunday’s game against the Colorado Rockies due to injury, hip tightness.

It took just one inning for the news of Jacob deGrom heading to the 10-day DL to be magnified as New York Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes was pulled from Sunday’s game against the Colorado Rockies due to hip tightness.

Cespedes singled in his first at-bat. He then dashed from first to third on an Asdrubal Cabrera base knock prior to scoring on a Todd Frazier sac-fly.

That was all for Yo.

Brandon Nimmo replaced him in the lineup to begin the top of the second inning.


With the two teams locked in a 2-2 game currently in the bottom of the fifth inning, no updates on the severity of Cespedes’ injury have been provided. But everything’s on the table.

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It could be something that’ll have the slugger hit the DL. It could simply be a minor bump and bruise. The latter is the logical avenue as of right now considering recent words and actions from Mickey Callaway, especially concerning their method of placing deGrom on the DL when it was possible he could make his next scheduled start.

It feels as though the Mets are taking the overall cautious approach with all injuries at the moment.

Cespedes, 32, is currently hitting .240 with seven home runs and 26 runs batted in through 121 at-bats and 31 games on the young 2018 MLB campaign. Yoenis Cespedes is a career .273 hitter to go along with 161 career home runs and 521 RBI.

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