July 30, 2021

Yoenis Cespedes’ 40-home-run brag leaks out after Mets dispute (New York Post)



Yoenis Cespedes plans on giving the Mets plenty of bang for their buck.

Despite spending nearly two years away from baseball because of ankle fractures and surgery on both heels, the 34-year-old outfielder expects to enjoy a career year in 2020.

Cespedes recently reached an agreement with the Mets to “amend and restructure” his contract, according to Post sources. His $29.5 million salary will go down to $10 million, based on the belief that the outfielder violated his deal. The Mets investigated the circumstances around Cespedes falling on his ranch and suffering multiple fractures in his right ankle.

Cespedes could make roughly $20 million via incentives and bonuses, which he intends to meet.

“I have spoken to Yoenis and he’s hungry,” analyst Eduardo Perez said on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM. “He said, ‘I’m ready and I’m gonna go out with a bang this year and I’m not just gonna hit 40 home runs….I’ll be out there for 140-plus games.’

“He told me he could hit 52 [home runs].”

Cespedes, who hit a career-high 35 home runs while splitting the 2015 season with the Tigers and Mets, has only played 119 games since signing a four-year, $110…

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