New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Céspedes sounded a broken right ankle over the weekend after a "violent" fall on his Florida ranch, announced the team's general manager Brodie Van Wagenen Monday.
Van Wagenen said the team was informed about Céspedes' accident Saturday night and added that it was too early to say how long the damage would keep slugger out of the lead. The manager said Céspedes told the team that he did not fall off a horse on the ranch in Port St. Lucie where Mets Spring Training Complex is located.
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The exhibitor was in New York investigated at the hospital for special surgery.
Céspedes was acquired by Mets from Detroit Tigers at the 2015 trading period and played a key role in the team's round to the World Series that year and beat 17 races and run in 44 RBIs when setting up one. 942 OPS in 57 regular annual games.
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Before the 2017 season, the signals Cespedes wrote for a four-year $ 110 million contract. However, he has played in only 119 matches due to various injuries. In July of last year, Mets announced that Céspedes would undergo surgery to eliminate calcification and remove leg spores in both heels. He hasn't played this season yet.
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Céspedes met with Mets officials in Miami on Friday before the team's last three-game series against Marlins and Van Wagenen, Céspedes former agent, encouraged by what he saw, the New York Post reported.
Mets had hoped that the 33-year-old could return to the lineup sometime after the poinsettia in July, but this week's injury puts that schedule back and may even endanger Céspede's career.
News of his injury comes as Mets went out to a series of sweeps against the Miami Marlins, with their record falling to 20-25. Van Wagenen said, however, that the boss Mickey Callaway would remain in place for now, despite rumors that he would be the waste.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.