On a busy day at Citi Discipline, the slumping New York Mets introduced they’re sticking with embattled supervisor Mickey Callaway “for the foreseeable future” — and that sidelined slugger Yoenis Cespedes broke his proper ankle in an accident on his ranch.
Cespedes has not performed this season after present process surgical procedure to take away calcification on each of his heels final 12 months. These surgical procedures have been anticipated to maintain him sidelined for no less than half of this season, however this newest setback places Cespedes’ total season in jeopardy.
Basic supervisor Brodie Van Wagenen stated Monday the group discovered Saturday night time that Cespedes had damaged his proper ankle in a fall on his ranch in Port St. Lucie, Florida, the place the membership’s spring coaching advanced is situated, and suffered a number of fractures within the accident.
“He had a violent fall wherein he stepped in a gap and put his leg and foot in a troublesome place,” Van Wagenen stated.
Cespedes, 33, returned to New York for additional analysis on the Hospital for Particular Surgical procedure, Van Wagenen stated, including that Cespedes advised the group he didn’t fall off a horse. Van Wagenen stated it was too early to take a position how lengthy this newest harm would possibly preserve Cespedes out.
Van Wagenen additionally stated the group known as a gathering Monday “to clarify to the coaches, clarify to Mickey … and the gamers” that the entrance workplace has given Callaway its full assist.
“Mickey is our supervisor now,” Van Wagenen stated. “Mickey is our supervisor going ahead.”
Callaway’s job was extensively purported to be in jeopardy following a sweep over the weekend by the last-place Marlins.
“I believe Mickey has the respect of the gamers,” Van Wagenen stated. “… We consider that Mickey has the heart beat of the clubhouse and we consider that the assist he has round him will likely be keys to success.”
Callaway additionally spoke Monday and reversed course on the group’s newest controversy: Robinson Cano’s failure to run arduous after hitting a floor ball on Sunday. It was the second time in three days Cano had did not run out a floor ball.
After defending the second baseman on Sunday, Callaway on Monday known as such habits “unacceptable.”
“He understands that it is unacceptable to not run balls out,” Callaway stated. “He understands that he wants to try this always.”
Cano was out of the Mets’ lineup Monday night time for the opener of a collection towards the Nationals at Citi Discipline. Callaway stated he had spoken with Cano a number of instances.
Callaway declined to name it a benching, saying that Cano wants a time without work. Jeff McNeil will get the beginning at second base. Cano, for his half, advised reporters earlier than Monday’s sport that he was by no means advised he is on the bench partly for failing to run. He stated it was a prearranged off-day for him.
“Issues are piling up on Robbie proper now,” Callaway stated Sunday. “Come on, let’s face it — the ball lands foul and spins into honest territory. He noticed it hit foul, and by the point he appeared again up the ball had spun into honest territory and the play was over. Stuff occurs like that when issues are going unhealthy.”
Info from The Related Press was used on this report.