Cespedes Will Hit In Minor League Game Saturday

In advance of his projected return to the lineup Monday, Yoenis Cespedes will hit in a minor league game on Saturday.

Cespedes has been sidelined with a sore right wrist and received a cortisone shot earlier this week.

Original report: March 16, 1:45 p.m.

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes told reporters today that he expects to return to the lineup on Monday when the team travels to West Palm Beach to play the Houston Astros. He has been out with a sore right wrist.

Cespedes said it’s possible he would be ready for Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles but won’t travel to Sarasota to play.

Matt Ehalt of NJ.com reports that Cespedes has yet to swing or throw since getting a cortisone shot on Sunday and is currently wearing a brace.

Cespedes has gone only 6 for 23 this spring though half of those hits have left the yard. The 32-year-old slugger did yoga and ran more this offseason in order to stay on the field more after a 2017 season in which he played a career-low 81 games.

The Mets also got news from another outfielder on Friday with Michael Conforto hitting in a minor league game. He’s expected to get four at-bats.

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