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Reports: Mets say Yoenis Céspedes didn’t show up to ballpark, whereabouts unknown

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UPDATE (2:42 p.m.): The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets learned they have "no reason to believe" Cespedes' safety is at risk.

The New York Mets are unsure where outfielder Yoenis Céspedes is after he didn’t report to Truist Park on Sunday for their game against the Atlanta Braves, according to multiple outlets.

Céspedes never informed the team that he would be absent and, as of the start of their game Sunday, the Mets’ attempts to contact him have been unsuccessful.

The two-time All-Star started at designated hitter for the Mets on Saturday in Atlanta, going 0-4 with two strikeouts. Céspedes, 34, returned to the lineup this season after missing nearly two years due to various injuries. He’s played exclusively DH while continuing to work his way back to full health.

On the season, Céspedes is hitting .161 with two home runs and four RBIs over eight games. He's a lifetime .273 hitter with 165 career homers.

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