Sandy Alderson delivered quite a bit of ginger by asking if the Mets would see their former star Yoni Cospedes working out next month in hopes of securing another MLB contract.
“We’re going to rent horses and go workout,” Mets president tells MLB network’s John Heyman The organization, which doubled as a rancher and rode a horse to the Mets Spring training in 2016, made light of Cespedes on Monday.
The Mets are not expected to reconnect with the Cespedes after not showing up for a game at Atlantis.
Brodie Van Wagenen at the time stated that Cespedes opted out due to “COVID-related reasons”, but the Post reported that Cespedes was frustrated by his lack of playing time and was potentially barred from earning performance bonuses.
Cespedes’ contract was down from $ 29.5 million to $ 6 million – the equivalent of an estimated $ 2.2 million during the 60-game season – after the post-injury outfit revealed a wild boar on his ankle Fractured his ankle while trying to exorcise. In the spring of 2019.
Cespedes has played only 127 games since 2016 due to multiple injuries.
The 35-year-old native of Cuba was initially acquired by Alderson and the Mets in 2015, and led the Mets to the World Series that season.
After a two-year hiatus, Alderson returned to the Mets’ organization after Steve Cohen bought the franchise from the Wilpen family. The team has since added several outfielders, if there is no room for Cespedes.
Due to his injury history, Cespedes would likely be better-suited to an AL team for which he could DH.