NEW YORK – John Ricco, deputy general manager of Mets, had the idea that there was a "discrepancy" between the team and the butcher Yoenis Cespedes, despite the fact that the team did not know that Cespedes had an operation on his heels
Cespedes, 32, revealed to reporters that he might need an operation on both heels that would require a recovery of eight to ten months.
Ricco said Sunday that it was the first time an operation had been performed (19659002) "I think he was probably a bit frustrated that it was more painful than he expected, so I can not speak for why or how he said it, but he said it, and I think we have to take it seriously, "said Ricco.
"I do not think it's a breakup," he added. "It's not that he has been saying that for months and we have not listened in. For the first time, to our knowledge, as he thought about the operation, he said that."
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Cespedes got married on Friday night on his return from the DL after two months with a strained right hip flexor. He revealed after the match that he was bothered by his calcification on his heels for 15 years, causing the lower body injuries that have limited him to 119 games in 1-plus seasons since he signed a four-year contract for $ 110 million.
"They're all connected," Ricco said. "So you have to handle the whole problem, we've got him to where the legs are strong, but the heel is a problem, if he can handle the pain, he can play."
"Surgery was not an option until that Point, until he really brought it up the other night.
New York originally planned to use Cespedes as the designated batsman Saturday against the Yankees and then start it in the outfield Sunday night, but he was sore Saturday and
He felt better on Sunday and offered the DH, but the Mets kept him out of the lineup and said he would be monitored all night to see if he could be available from the bank] "It's something he did, we have made it with him. It's one of those things, he has good days, bad days with them. It's a condition that surgery is definitely a way out, "Ricco said. The way you treat it is by various conservative methods, whether orthoses, strains, anti-inflammatories and so he has managed these symptoms in recent years. In this case, he was examined in Florida a few weeks ago and it was the same diagnosis. The operation is pretty radical. It will shut you out for a while. So it's not something you want to do right away. "
Cespedes is being examined by doctors on Monday, says Ricco.
" We are not at odds with him. He agrees with every step of the way, with the treatment we gave him to the point where he wanted to come back; He felt good, and then he came back and he felt it on Friday, "Ricco said. I would tell you that there is no separation. I spoke to his agent half an hour ago and we are all on the same page.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.