Cespedes has four times on the disabled list with a leg injury as Met. He has played in less than half of Mets' games since signing a $ 110 million four-year contract to stay in New York before the 2017 season.
Just as Cespedes completed his rehabilitation at the team's spring training base Port St. Lucie, Florida. He and the Mets talked about the first base. Cespedes played for a low minor league team and spent two outdoor games. On Wednesday he was in first base.
While the Mets still consider Cespedes a left fielder – where he won a gold glove in 2015 and where his limb is still an advantage ̵
At first base, "he will stay hot the whole game because he moves," Callaway said. "There is not this component to stand in the left field for five or six minutes, then sprint, dive and catch for 30 yards, and we're still trying to figure that out to make sure it's the best place for him is. "
Cespedes also introduced a new and more extensive pregame routine to prepare his legs for games, as earlier obviously did not work. And Callaway said the Mets were hoping to know more about Cespede's playing time and perhaps scratch him just before a game if the team's training staff were in danger of injury.
Callaway would not stick to a schedule for Cespedes & # 39; first game set first base. (Although Cespedes played in Cuba, he was almost exclusively an outfielder.) But Callaway said the Mets wanted Cespedes to train more and become more familiar with footwork around the base before making his debut on the infield.
Any potential full-time change could depend on it and on the future needs of the Mets. And it can not happen until the next season after he practices the offseason and spring training at the new location.
Gleyber Torres Who will be beginning an injury rehab job in the minors on Saturday, could re-elect the Yankees on Wednesday for the finals of their series at Tampa Bay , … Yankee Outfielder Clint Frazier is being treated for a concussion after complaining of dizziness on Thursday night at the AAA Scranton / Wilkes-Barre class. Frazier missed after a concussion at the end of February six weeks in spring training.