Accidents happen, but what Yoenis Cespedes endured Monday was a catastrophe.
The Mets outfielder fractured his right ankle in multiple places during an accident on his ranch in Florida, Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen told reporters.
Van Wagenen said Cespedes was engaged in a non-baseball related activity when he suffered a "violent fall" and twisted his right ankle in a hole. Van Wagenen did not elaborate on the extent of Cespedes' injury or a timeline for his recovery.
More on Cespedes: It’s his right ankle, not both. Sounds like multiple fractures in the one ankle.
Brodie Van Wagenen said Cespedes suffered a violently fall (but it wasn’t off a horse) and stepped in a hole.
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) May 20, 2019
Cespedes, 33, had surgery to remove calcifications from his right heel last August and had another similar procedure on his left heel in October. After the second surgery, it was expected he would be out until at least June.
The two-time All-Star has played in just 119 games over the past two years since signing a four-year contract extension, worth $110 million, with the Mets after the 2016 season. He hit nine home runs with a .821 OPS in 38 games last season.