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Cespedes Undergoes Surgery, Expected To Miss Season

May 23, 2019 - 3:38 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is expected to be out for the remainder of the 2019 season after undergoing ankle surgery Thursday, the team announced. 

Cespedes suffered multiple fractures in his right ankle following a "violent fall" at his ranch in Port St. Lucie, Florida earlier this week.

General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Cespedes "stepped in a hole and twisted and put his leg and foot in a difficult position."

The injury came as Cespedes has been out, recovering from two heel surgeries.

Cespedes came to the Mets in a deadline day on July 31, 2015. He would help the Mets to two consecutive postseason appearances in 2015 and 2016 including an NL Title and World Series appearance.

In just over 300 games as a Met, Cespedes has batted .282 with 74 Homers and 201 RBI’s. He’s a career .274 hitter with 163 home runs and 524 RBI’s in a 7 year career that spans stops in Oakland, Boston, Detroit and The Mets.

The Cuban-born outfielder is 33 years old, making his Major League debut in 2012.