NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mets outfielder Yoenis Céspedes is taking batting practice in his effort to return from a slew of lower-body injuries.
Minor league instructor and former Mets player Endy Chavez posted and then deleted video on Tuesday of the 34-year-old Céspedes taking swings. That came a few weeks after general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said he was uncertain whether Céspedes would play in 2020.
Yo taking some hacks…off Endy Chavez (via endychavezofficial/IG) pic.twitter.com/GNtBnF3Ock
— SNY (@SNYtv) November 19, 2019
Céspedes broke an ankle in May while recovering from surgery on both heels. The injuries have sidelined Céspedes for most of the past two seasons.
The video showed the right-handed hitting Céspedes taking all-out cuts. Chavez captioned it “throwing BP to a prospect in recovery.”
Céspedes is entering the final season of a $110 million, four-year contract.
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