In a now-deleted video, New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Céspedes was seen taking part in batting practice with former outfielder Endy Chávez.
Céspedes missed all of last season due to injuries to his heels and right ankle.
On Tuesday, former Mets outfielder Endy Chávez posted a video to his Instagram account, one that has since been deleted. The video was of him throwing batting practice pitches to Céspedes. Luckily, SNY was able to snatch the video before Chávez removed it from his own page.
Yo taking some hacks…off Endy Chavez (via endychavezofficial/IG) pic.twitter.com/GNtBnF3Ock
— SNY (@SNYtv) November 19, 2019
In his absence, the Mets have fielded the likes of J.D. Davis, Michael Conforto, and Brandon Nimmo in the outfield, as well as Jeff McNeil at times. Earlier this month, Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen noted that it was unclear if Céspedes would be ready to go for the 2020 campaign.
The Mets originally acquired Céspedes in a trade with the Detroit Tigers in the summer portion of the 2015 season. He played a role in helping the Mets reach the World Series, where they lost to the Kansas City Royals in five games.
His best season in New York (possibly thus far) was in 2016, in which he was selected to represent the National League in the All-Star Game. In 132 games that year, Céspedes finished with 31 home runs, 86 RBIs, and a slash line of .280/.354/.530.