Yoenis Cespedes vows to be ready for Game 1 of World Series
Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes exited Game 4 of the NLCS against the Cubs with a sore left shoulder, but he said this afternoon that he will be ready for Game 1 of the World Series against the Royals on Tuesday.
Here’s the update from Steve Gelbs of SNY:
Cespedes says he feels a lot better compared to the other day. Says he'll be ready for Game 1.— Steve Gelbs (@SteveGelbs) October 24, 2015
Even if he's not 100%, Cespedes wouldn't want to DH. Said he doesn't feel as into the game in that spot.— Steve Gelbs (@SteveGelbs) October 24, 2015
There’s been a lot of speculation about the cause of the injury. Cespedes couldn’t pinpoint it, but he confirmed that he did some pregame pushups in Chicago which was out of the ordinary for him because a full gym wasn’t available at Wrigley Field. He hasn’t done much since receiving a cortisone shot on Thursday, but he’s making progress. And he still has two more full days to get ready.
Cespedes hit .287 with 17 home runs and a .942 OPS over 57 games with the Mets after the trade deadline. He’s batting .265/.286/.471 with two home runs, one double, and seven RBI over nine games during the postseason.