Do not expect any updates on Yoenis Cespedes.
The Mets slugger, who is entering the third year of a four-year deal, is not expected to return from double-heel surgery until at least July.
Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen, who was Cespedes’ agent until October, however, would not answer questions about the 33-year old’s rehab or what the Mets can hope to get from him this year.
“We won’t get into those,” Van Wagenen said when asked about a timeline for Cespedes’ return. “I think we’ve continued to be patient with him, we’re responsible not only his health, but also recognizing we need him and need him to be at his best when he comes back, so whenever that is we will be able to infuse him into our lineup.”
The best-case scenario has Cespedes returning around the All-Star break.