Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes, who missed the entire 2019 season, has been taking batting practice (thrown by Endy Chavez) in Port St. Lucie.
"Throwing BP to a prospect in recovery," Chavez captioned the video he posted on Instagram of the BP. The video has since been removed by Chavez.
Yo taking some hacks...off Endy Chavez (via endychavezofficial/IG) pic.twitter.com/GNtBnF3Ock- SNY (@SNYtv) November 19, 2019
Cespedes missed all of last season due to an ankle injury he suffered while on his ranch in Florida, and Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen said earlier this month that his status for the 2020 season was unclear.
"I don't have enough information to predict when he's going to be back," Van Wagenen said.
Cespedes is entering the final year of the four-year, $110 million contract he signed with the Mets after the 2016 season. He is due $29.5 million in 2020 after earning $29 million in 2019.
The 34-year-old Cespedes has dealt with a myriad of injuries since signing his four-year deal after 2016. He played just 81 games in 2017 and was limited to 38 games in 2018.
When on the field, though, Cespedes has been effective even while playing at less than 100 percent.
He hit .292/.352/.540 with 17 homers in 2017 and hit .262/.325/.496 with nine homers in 2018.
If Cespedes is able to contribute in 2020, he could be joining a crowded outfield that already includes Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo, and J.D. Davis. Van Wagenen is also seeking a true center fielder via trade or free agency.