Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes told reporters on Sunday that he will undergo his second heel surgery on Oct. 23.
Cespedes, whose season ended July 20, said he will be able to begin baseball activity in late February, but will not be able to run until a later date. There is no clear timetable for his return next season.
"I think it's unpredictable given what will happen and I can't say I will play x, y, z amount of games," Cespedes said via an interpreter.
Last month Cespedes underwent the first of two surgeries to remove bone calcification in his heels. He said he feels "very good" and "even better than I was expecting" after his first surgery.
The 32-year-old Cespedes was hampered by a right hip flexor strain earlier this season before he was sidelined for good by heel issues. He hit nine home runs in 38 games and finished his injury-shortened season with a .262/.325/.496 slash line.