Things haven’t gone well for the New York Mets this year on the injury front. Pitchers Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard and Zach Wheeler have all dealt with long-term injuries, third baseman David Wright hasn’t played at all, star outfielder Michael Conforto may be out for two years after an injury this week.
Now, it’s fellow outfielder Yoenis Cespedes who struggled getting back to the dugout after coming up lame Friday night.
Yoenis Cespedes came up lame running hustling home on a dead ball. He’s hobbling back to the dugout. My goodness.
— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) August 25, 2017
The Mets are long out of the pennant race, so this injury isn’t a huge deal to New York’s playoff hopes. However, it is yet another chapter in the book of misery that the team’s 2017 season has been.
When Cespedes signed a long-term deal with the Mets before this season, the organization felt it was ready to compete. This year, they’ve done the exact opposite. Now, he — and everyone else — is injured as the team rides out its season.