Cespedes Suffers Ankle Fractures In Fall At Florida Ranch

May 20, 2019 - 4:14 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes suffered multiple fractures in his right ankle following a "violent fall" at his ranch in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

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

Mets radio broadcaster Wayne Randazzo reports Cespedes suffered at least two breaks in his ankle.

He is being evaluated at Hospital for Special Surgery.

"We'll have more information on his prognosis and what his future is hopefully in the coming days," Van Wagenen said. "Our focus currently is to try to get him the best medical care and hopefully get a better idea of what this means for his future both in 2019 and beyond."

The injury comes as Cespedes recovers 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.