A couple of days ago, MetsBlog posted video of Yoenis Cespedes working out in Port St. Lucie. The video showed him running, taking BP and making a fun catch with a rifle throw.
Not bad for a guy who missed all of last year and most of the previous one. If he’s able to do all of this in January, one would think he would be able to play in Grapefruit League games more than a month from now.
My expectation is that – much like the Mets with Noah Syndergaard or the Indians with Francisco Lindor – there’s more smoke than fire here. But it doesn’t make the constant rumors any easier to stomach.
Here’s a picture of Cespedes from a Spring Training game in February of 2018, when he hit a HR.
If you click on the link below, there’s a brief video of the HR