North Port, Fla. — The Mets will hold their first full-squad workout on Monday, and it won’t be boar-ing.
Yes, Yoenis Cespedes will train alongside his teammates at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said on Sunday. It will mark the first time Cespedes has been on any sort of field with fellow Mets since his last big-league game, July 20, 2018 at Yankee Stadium.
“He will be participating in batting practice, he’ll be participating in live BP, he’ll continue to be building with the team,” Van Wagenen said at CoolToday Park, where Major League Baseball hosted a Grapefruit League Media Day. “Everyone will be able to see where he is offensively. He’s going to continue to be building his running progression which, as you can imagine, coming back from the injuries that he had, is going to be a buildup, but you’ll see him throw. You’ll see him participating with the team, and we’re all excited about that.”
Cespedes’ 2018 ended prematurely when he underwent multiple surgical procedures to remove calcifications from both heels. Then, last May, Cespedes sustained multiple fractures to his right ankle when he suffered a fall