Mets OF Cespedes out for 2019

Field Level Media

May 23, 2019 at 8:52 pm.

Yoenis Cespedes underwent ankle surgery Thursday, ending his 2019 season before it ever began.

New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Cespedes’ surgery for multiple fractures was successful.

Cespedes had season-ending heel surgery last season and hasn’t played since.

He hurt his right ankle in a fall at his ranch in Port St. Lucie, Fla., per Van Wagenen, who said the 33-year-old stepped in a hole and fell “violently.”

“He twisted and put his leg and foot in a difficult position,” Van Wagenen said.

Cespedes only recently began running and taking batting practice, but he was expected to play at some point this season before his fall.

The 33-year-old is in the third season of a four-year, $110 million contract.

The two-time All-Star was limited to 38 games in 2018 because of the heel issues. He batted .262 with nine homers and 29 RBIs.

He has a .274 average with 163 homers and 524 RBIs in 826 career games with the Oakland Athletics (2012-14), Boston Red Sox (2014), Detroit Tigers (2015) and Mets (2015-19).