Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes is rehabbing four days a week and will focus on running this off-season to keep his legs healthy, he said to reporters on Tuesday.
"I'm doing a treatment four days a week and it seems to be going very well," he said. Cespedes added that in the past he entered the season with a focus on strength, but wasn't as dedicated to running and he could tell later in the season that his muscles couldn't keep up. He told Mets SS Amed Rosario not to bulk up too much or else he may not be able to play shortstop, reports Mike Puma of the New York Post.
Cespedes praised Mike Barwis, the team's strength and conditioning coach, who he said is smart, insightful, and knowledgeable. Cespedes and others have worked with Barwis at the team's facility in Port St. Lucie.
The 31-year-old landed on the disabled list in August with a hamstring injury and will miss the remainder of the season. He hit .292 with 17 homers and 42 RBIs in 81 games for the Mets this season. He has compiled a .285 batting average and hit 65 homers since joining the Mets in 2015.