Just horrible news in Major League Baseball after the sudden disappearance of a star player.
It was reported on Sunday that the New York Mets had reached out to contact slugger Yoenis Cespedes who was nowhere to be found in Atlanta and was not with the team for Sunday’s game against the Braves.
“As of game time, Yoenis Cespedes has not reported to the ballpark today. He did not reach out to management with any explanation for his absence,” the Mets released in a statement. “Our attempts to contact him have been unsuccessful.”
Prior to Sunday’s matinee against the Braves, Mets manager Luis Rojas told the media that Cespedes was giving the day off while he was in a sizable four-game slump.
Cespedes, playing for the first time in two years after a series of injuries, has struggled so far, batting .161 with two home runs, four RBIs and 15 strikeouts in 31 at-bats.
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