One day after returning from the DL, Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes is not in Saturday's lineup against the Yankees. Asdrubal Cabrera starts at DH instead.
Manager Mickey Callaway said that Cespedes came in 'pretty sore' on Saturday and might be available off the bench.
Cespedes revealed after Friday's win against the Yankees that he will likely need heel surgery at some point, as calcification in both heels is the root of his other leg injuries.
"I've realized that the cause of my problems are my heels," he said through an interpreter in his postgame interview. "Because when I feel some pain in my heels, I started to modify my walking way, my running way, or even my standing. That's the main reason why I'm having these problems in my legs."
The veteran outfielder added that surgery is the only way to fix this issue, and the expected recovery time is 8-10 months.
The Mets will be "proactive" with Yoenis Cespedes, who was activated from the DL on Friday, and Callaway said to not be surprised if Cespedes is a late scratch from the lineup from time-to-time.
The reason, according to Callaway, is that Cespedes has a new pregame routine, and there might be certain days where the team doesn't think he's in the best spot to stay healthy throughout the game.
Callaway also added that he expected Cespedes to be able to play back-to-back games.
Cespedes homered in his return to the Mets lineup on Friday.