The Mets announced Wednesday morning that Yoenis Cespedes has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right hip flexor strain.
GM Sandy Anderson stated the Mets have been monitoring Cespedes’s condition since Sunday, and was considering placing him on the disabled list based on how Cespedes felt.
Cespedes has attempted to play through the injury he suffered on May 6th in a game against the Rockies, and since then Cespedes has played through the injury at less than 100 percent. Cespedes underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed a mild strain in his right hip flexor. So far in 2018, Cespedes has a .255 batting average, .790 OPS, and has hit 8 home runs in 152 at-bats.
Cespedes is no stranger to leg injuries, as the 32-year old missed half of last season from separate injuries to his left and right hamstrings. In 2016, Cespedes spent time on the 15-day disabled list for a lingering quadriceps injury.
The Mets recalled Phillip Evans from Triple-A Las Vegas to take Cespedes’s spot on the 25-man roster. In 130 at-bats for the Las Vegas 51s, Evans has a .254 batting average, along with hitting 9 home runs and driving in 19 RBIs. Evans is able to play several positions, as he can play any position in the infield and can spend time in left field.
Photo Credit: Getty Images