In May, former A's slugger Yoenis Cespedes, now with the Mets, fractured his right ankle at his ranch in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
In what New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen originally described as a "violent fall" ultimately turned out to be a minor accident in which Cespedes reportedly fell into a hole. It was recently reported that this had to do with an encounter with a wild boar.
Yep -- you read that correctly. A wild boar.
The New York Post reported all involved parties agreed on the event.
"Cespedes has traps on his ranch for a variety of reasons, including to keep boars away from people," The Post reported. "But one boar was removed from a trap -- perhaps by Cespedes -- and either charged toward Cespedes or startled him, causing Cespedes to step into a hole."
After the injury occurred, the outfielder gave notice to the Mets, mentioning he was "trying to sidestep a boar." Officials and representatives from the organization went to the ranch the following day with the notion that was indeed what had occurred.
The injury caused a snowball effect of sorts and left Cespedes off the active roster for the 2019 season.
He would not take a single at-bat.
The Cuban slugger spent three seasons with the A's where he earned an All-Star selection in 2014. During his time with Oakland, he slashed.262/.318/.470 with 66 home runs and 229 RBI.