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WATCH: Yoenis Cespedes announces his return with rocket-shot home run

Jul 24, 2020; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) watches his solo home run against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning of an opening day game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets star Yoenis Cespedes missed the entire 2019 MLB season after brutally fracturing his right ankle while on his ranch. On Friday as the Mets took on the Atlanta Braves, Cespedes announced his return in a big way with a thunderous home run.

With Braves pitcher Chris Martin on the mound, Cespedes got ahold of a 93 mile-per-hour fastball and took it to left-center field for the game’s first run.

It’s just too bad that starting pitcher Jacob deGrom wasn’t still in the game when this happened. He had been absolutely dominating Braves batters with a tremendous performance and left the game after five innings after allowing just one hit and striking out eight batters.