Mets outfielder opts out for rest of 2020 season


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Cespedes is done with baseball in 2020 (Brad Penner - USA Today Sports)
Cespedes is done with baseball in 2020 (Brad Penner - USA Today Sports)

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was missing from the ballpark for today's game against the Atlanta Braves.

The Mets released the following statement about him earlier in the day.

“As of game time, Yoenis Céspedes has not reported to the ballpark today,” the full statement read. “He did not reach out to management with any explanation for his absence. Our attempts to contact him have been unsuccessful.”

Eventually word came via his agent and the ballclub that he has decided to opt out for the rest of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 reasons.

The 34-year-old was batting .161 with two homers and 15 strikeouts in 32 plate appearances this season.

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