The question isn’t whether Yoenis Cespedes should hit second, third or fourth in the Mets’ Opening Day lineup. The question is will he even be in the lineup?
Cespedes was supposed to be healthy this season and yoga was going to be the reason. Is yoga the reason Cespedes has a wrist injury that necessitated a cortisone inject earlier this week?
Could be as there are a lot of yoga positions where strain is applied to the wrist.
Cespedes played in only 81 games last year with several leg injuries. His legs appear to be all right, but a wrist injury for a slugger is concerning.
How long will Cespedes is out? With Opening Day two weeks away, and the Mets’ offense sputtering, there’s reason for them to be worried. How long will Cespedes be out?
“A couple days at the least, probably,’’ manager Mickey Callaway told reporters yesterday. “We’ll see how he feels after a couple of days and go from there. Not very concerned because he’s had it before and said he’s battled through it and was fine, hopefully, it was the same thing he was feeling a couple of years ago.’’
Cortisone injections can be tricky. If the needle hits the right spot, Cespedes could be out of trouble for several months. If the needle misses, then it could be a long season.
We should know by early next week.