Yoenis Cespedes says he will be ready to play the World Series next Tuesday, despite coming out of Game 4 of the NLCS with a sore shoulder. If need be, Cespedes is prepared to play with some sort of bionic replacement arm or something.
“I’ll be ready,” Cespedes said through an interpreter. “If not, I’ll chop it off and put a new one on.”
Not to bring up a sore subject (no pun intended), but this is the kind of talk we wanted to hear from Matt Harvey when his innings limit nonsense first came up.
Anyway, Cespedes is not sure how he hurt himself. ESPN is reporting he did it doing push-ups.
“I don’t really know,” he said. “I just know that after the first at-bat, when I went back to the dugout, it just started bothering me. That’s when I felt it.”
But he is sure it has nothing to do with golf. An avid duffer, Cespedes was seen playing the morning of the game.
“It didn’t affect me at all,” Cespedes said. “It’s been part of my routine. I’ve played all year long, and I played all last year. It actually helps me with my swing.”
Good. The Mets will need a healthy Yoenis Cespedes if they hope to complete this dream season.