Mets receiving interest from teams for Céspedes

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Despite missing the entire 2019 MLB season, New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Céspedes has garnered some trade interest. He missed this past season with heel and ankle injuries.

The interest comes following the Mets agreement with Céspedes to lower his 2020 salary. He was scheduled to make $29.5 million.

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Céspedes is tagged out by Greg Bird against the New York Yankees in the Subway Series
Yoenis Céspedes is tagged out by Greg Bird against the New York Yankees in the Subway Series (Getty Images)

However, after falling into a hole at his ranch, the Mets restructured his contract this off-season. The incident happened near Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Now, the talented outfielder is slated to make less than $10 million. This has made him attract in a trade, as the Mets attempt to rid themselves of his contract.

The 2020 season would be the final year of his massive contract Céspedes signed with the Mets before the 2017 season. He would have to waive his full no-trade clause to facilitate a trade.

Also, with the injury that cost him the 2019 season, he lost $15 million, according to Spotrac. His injury settlement for last season was $14 million.

The 34-year-old Campechuela, Cuba native has seven-years of MLB service. Besides playing for the Mets, he has also played for the Boston Red Sox, Oakland Athletics, and the Detroit Tigers.

During the 2018 season, he has appeared in 38 games. Over the past three seasons, he has appeared in just 119 games.

He appeared in just 38 games during the 2018 season. The 2017 season saw him play in 81 games.

Céspedes has not appeared in at least 100 games in a season since the 2016 season when he made the All-Star team. He appeared in 132 games that season.

During his last MLB season in 2018, he had a .262 batting average with nine home runs and 29 RBIs in 38 games. He also had six doubles on 37 at-bats over 141 at-bats.

He also scored 20 runs that season. He struck out 50 times and had 13 walks.

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