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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports Yoenis Cespedes intends to play in 2021.
Rosenthal adds that Cespedes will hold a showcase for interested teams on March 2nd. The 35-year-old played in just eight games for the Mets last season before opting out. He hasn't played more than 81 games in a season since 2016.
OF Yoenis Cespedes has decided to opt out of the 2020 season.
Cespedes didn’t show up to the ball park Sunday and hasn’t been in contact with the team. He decided to opt out of the 2020 season, per Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen. Cespedes slashed .161/.235/.387 with two homers, four RBI and three runs scored across 31 at-bats this season. Look for Dominic Smith to see some extra at-bats with Cespedes opting out for the year.
OF Yoenis Cespedes maybe opting out of the 2020 season, which might explain his absence Sunday, per Jon Heyman of the MLB Network.
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Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes did not show up to the ballpark on Sunday and has not been in contact with the team, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen announced shortly after the team's matchup against the Braves started. The team released this official statement regarding his absence: "As of game time, Yoenis Céspedes has not reported to the ballpark today. He did not reach out to management with any explanation for his absence. Our attempts to contact him have been unsuccessful."
Through eight games, Cespedes has served as the team's primary designated hitter and is batting .161 with two home runs. It is not yet clear what this means for this availability or status with the team going forward, so monitor his status for updates.
Mets designated hitter Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Boston Red Sox. The homer was his second of the season.
After missing nearly two full seasons, Cespedes looks just as powerful at the plate as the last time we saw him. He is still batting just .211 through five games, but it's possible he just needs some time to shake off the rust.