Cespedes did not appear on the football pitch in Atlanta for Mets’ match against Braves on Sunday. And the team did not know his whereabouts, after the game, they announced and decided to refuse.
When Mets manager Luis Rojas realized that Yoenis Cespedes, one of his most powerful mercenaries, was not at the football field in Atlanta on Sunday morning. He sent a message to his midfielder and made a phone call but Cespedes did not answer.
The Mets then sent a security detail to the team’s hotel. Cespedes was not there, and his belongings also disappeared.
A few hours later, Mets learned from a Cespedes representative that the player was still healthy and not in danger, but he decided to refuse the 2020 season because of what General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen called the joint reason. regarding COVID.
Surprisingly, there was no question, immediately, Van Van Wagenen talked about Cespedes ‘decision after Mets’ 4-0 defeat to Braves.
For Mets, it was another blow on a day ending with a fifth straight defeat. Following concern about the coronavirus outbreak between Cardinals Miami Marlins and St.
Louis forced players to reconsider plans to play a 60-match season, Cespedes became the 19th biggest gladiator to refuse, according to Soccer America. He was the first Mets player to do so.
The current Cespedes 34, has been expected to power Mets this season. After missing out on the majority of the previous two seasons with various injuries, he hit a home run in this year’s opening game to push Mets to win a minimum of 1-0 against Braves. It was his first home run since his previous big match, on July 20, 2018.
But he has struggled in the days since hitting .161 with two people all over. On Saturday, Rojas noted that Cespedes was on the first bus to the stadium, and the manager talked to him about advancing to play off the field after starting the season as a batter. is designated, used in both the US and National Leagues this year.
In the match that night, Cespedes struck twice, ending 0 for 4 and leaving five athletes on the base in a 7-1 loss. Rojas said that he did not talk to Cespedes afterward and did not tell Cespedes that he would not be in the squad on Sunday.
Rojas said, Rojas, who did not know about Cespedes‘ decision and refused after the match on Sunday. As a result, there was no conversation about reducing playing time or anything like that.
Rojas doesn’t believe his players or coaches will look at Cespedes, an All-Star in 2014, and 2016, any difference because of his decision.
Everyone on this team looks forward to Cespedes because of his ability to play the game and what he did and the way he carried himself inside the clubhouse.
But Saturday’s game is likely to become the final match of Cespedes as Met. His four-year contract will expire after this season.
The Mets got him from the Detroit Tigers just before the 2015 trading deadline and rode his bat to the World Series before falling to the Kansas City Royals.
That season, he signed a three-year contract worth $ 75 million to maintain Met. He made the rejection clause next winter after reaching 31 home runs and got 86 RBI.
Injury follows. He had surgery on both heels and got what Van Wagenen described as a violent violent person who fell at his farm in Florida while recovering.
However, Van Wagenen, who negotiated Cespedes’ contract with Mets when he was a player agent, expressed disappointment that their team and fans were unable to see a healthier Cespedes in for a longer time.
Cespedes is seen as the perfect complement to Pete Alonso, the rookie re-ruler of the year at the National League, as well as Jeff McNeil, a utility defender that emerges as a consistent team keeper and makes All-Star team last season in the match of Cespedes, was absent.
Early on Sunday, Mets exchanged Jordan Humphreys’s right hand for the Giant for Billy Hamilton, a defensive midfielder.
After the match on Sunday, the Mets tried to look ahead. Jacob deGrom, the ace of the team, is expected to play Monday in Atlanta.