Cespedes, 32, underwent surgery on one of his heels in August and the other one in October that is expected to keep him out of the lineup well into next season, with no specific timetable. However, this gives us some insight into how long Mets fans will have to wait to see “La Potencia” playing left field.
The outfielder played in only 38 games for the team last season in which he hit .262/.325/.496 with nine home runs and 29 RBI. Cespedes came back from the disabled list in August for one game in which he hit a home run and went 2-for-4 against the Yankees just to go back on the DL a few days later.
During his rehab assignment, the Mets decided to experiment with the idea of letting Cespedes play first base, but have never actually tried it in a major league game. He will be entering the third year of a four-year, $110 million contract in 2019.