The Mets have asked Yoenis Cespedes to stop playing golf while hurt


The Mets placed Cespedes on the disabled list Wednesday with an injured quad, which some have speculated he may have aggravated while playing golf.

That said, while doctors say golfing did not impact the injury, Alderson asked Cespedes's representatives to encourage him to back of golfing, 'because it's bad optics'. At least one Mets employee was disappointed that former major leaguer Kevin Millar tweeted a photo of his round of golf on Wednesday with Cespedes, which put it on the media's radar.

Jay Bruce hit a three-run home run with two outs in the top of the fifth inning and the Mets capped another frustrating day of injury news with a 4-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.

Alderson said his conversation with Cespedes' representatives was "sort of a mutual agreement" about passing on golf for the time being, and does not see Cespedes' decision as a lack of dedication. I care about reality.

The Mets recalled outfielder Brandon Nimmo from Triple-A Las Vegas to fill Cespedes' roster spot. But let's face it: You play golf during the day and then go out injured in the evening, it's a bad visual.

"I think everybody is taking it seriously, I think Yoenis takes it seriously", Alderson said. Collins said the team wanted to let the injury “quiet down” before resuming baseball activities.

Actually, Alderson might be the one dealing with reality here. “Hopefully at the end of two weeks hell be back and hopefully 100% or close to it.”. A-Rod is in a 2-for-28 rut, is hitting.204 overall and has started once since July 22.

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He ran that drought to 0-for-10 on Thursday before belting a three-run homer to right-center off New York Yankees right-hander Nathan Eovaldi. Rodriquez needs four more home runs to reach 700 milestone for his career.

"Obviously, the numbers are tremendous", Girardi said, but those stats were from "years and years ago", built before the 2008 season.

Gary Sanchez started at DH for the Yankees and doubled and singled.

"We just weren't able to do much", Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. He now will take the turn of departed Ivan Nova and start Tuesday at Boston.

Before Bruce's first big hit with his new team, Johnson made it 1-0 by hooking the first pitch of the fifth down the right field line.

Thompson was acquired last season as part of the deal that sent left-hander Cole Hamels to Texas.