On a hectic day at Citi Field, the slumping New York Mets announced they are sticking with embattled manager Mickey Callaway "for the foreseeable future.''
The announcement was in response to swirling rumors that the team was ready to fire the manager.
But while the team didn’t break with Callaway, they did have a break with another sidelined slugger, Yoenis Cespedes, who was rehabbing his heels back home in Florida.
And I can assure you he will rest those ankles in the upcoming months—what with having to stay off them after breaking his right ankle in an accident on his ranch in Florida.
Cespedes has not played this season after undergoing surgery to remove calcification on both of his heels last year. Those surgeries were expected to keep him sidelined for at least half of this season, but this latest setback puts Cespedes' entire season in jeopardy.
GM Brodie Van Wagenen said the team learned Saturday night that Cespedes had broken his right ankle in a fall on his ranch in Port St. Lucie, Florida, where the club's spring training complex is located, and suffered multiple fractures in the accident.
"He had a violent fall in which he stepped in a hole and put his leg and foot in a difficult position," Van Wagenen said.
The 33-year-old Cespedes returned to New York for further evaluation at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Van Wagenen said, adding that Cespedes told the team he did not fall off a horse. Van Wagenen said it was too early to speculate how long this latest injury might keep Cespedes out.
No, it’s just too early to tell the fans that they will go the full season without Cespedes, especially after telling them you are going the full season with Callaway. A manwhose coaching brings to mind a specific part of a horse’s anatomy.
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