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Yoenis Cespedes Steps in a Hole, Breaks Ankle

It doesn’t look like we will be seeing Yoenis Cespedes roam the outfield at Citi Field anytime soon — he has suffered an injury while rehabbing his other injuries.

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Yoenis Cespedes stepped in a hole.

Brodie Van Wagenen said Monday that Cespedes “had a violent fall in which he stepped in a hole and put his leg and foot in a difficult position,” sustaining multiple fractures in his right ankle. It happened on his ranch in Florida. Cespedes was trying to work his way back from surgeries on both heels.

So it would appear the mid-season boost the Mets were hoping to get from Cespedes’s triumphant return to the lineup will not happen.

So here’s what the Mets have gotten out of the four-year, $110 million contract Cespedes signed following the 2016 season:

2017-81 games
2018-38 games
2019-0 games (probably)

Not good. At the time, it was the second-highest yearly salary ever given (tied with A-R0d’s $27.5 million, and behind Miguel Cabrera’s $29.2 million). So yeah, this contract was a big deal for the Mets. And they have very little to show for it. The season just continues to get worse for our Mets.

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