Mets Expect Cespedes in Lineup On Friday Against Yankees

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The New York Mets expect that Yoenis Cespedes will be in the lineup on Friday against the New York Yankees according to Mike Puma of the New York Post.

Mets play three games at Yankee Stadium which would allow Cespedes to work himself back as the designated hitter before returning to National League action against the San Diego Padres on Monday.

Cespedes played in two rehab games for the Gulf Coast League Mets this week including his first pro appearance at first base on Wednesday. In the two games, he went 2-for-8 with a three-run homer.

The 32-year-old hasn’t played in a major league game since May, and was shutdown last month after hitting a snag in his rehab. Cespedes was originally placed on the disabled list with a mild strain of the right hip flexor. Mets assistant GM John Ricco has also noted that Cespedes has a chronic heel issue.

In just 37 games for the Mets this season, Cespedes has hit .255/.316/.474 with eight homers and 28 RBI while being worth 0.6 WAR.

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