Yoenis Cespedes Opts Out 2020 Season, Didn’t Tell NY Mets

Yoenis Cespedes Opts Out 2020 Season, Didn’t Tell NY Mets

Our attempts to contact him have been unsuccessful.”

"Yoenis Cespedes has not reported to the ballpark today. 8/2/2020 1:46 PM PT

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1:35 PM PT — Yoenis Cespedes is alive and well … Originally published — 11:06 AM PT like YS overslept his alarm — but obviously, there are much more serious concerns at this point. 34-year-old Cespedes is a 2x All-Star and one of the most important players on the Mets. Weird … The Mets issued a statement saying … Cespedes made the road trip to Atlanta and played Saturday. The whole situation is bizarre … In other words, they’re concerned he may have gone missing. but glad he’s okay. But, sometime between the end of Saturday’s game and Sunday morning, he decided to pull the plug on the 2020 season — and didn’t inform any of his bosses?? The Mets are currently playing the Braves in Atlanta. “As of game time, Yoenis Céspedes has not reported to the ballpark today. He did not reach out to management for an explanation and any attempts to reach Cespedes have been unsuccessful" pic.twitter.com/RHL4tXnUkE— SNY (@SNYtv) August 2, 2020
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Everyone’s hoping there’s a simple explanation for the situation … Cespedes WAS in attendance for Saturday’s game … The NY Mets are concerned about their star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes — saying he didn’t show up to the ballpark for Sunday’s game — and hasn’t checked in with team officials. but never made it back to the field on Sunday. He did not reach out to management with any explanation for his absence. Problem is, Cespedes didn’t inform the Mets organization of his plans, according to NYM GM Brodie Van Wagenen. Unclear what changed Cespedes’ perspective since Saturday — when he played in the Mets-Braves game. but has decided to opt out of the 2020 season.