Yoenis Cespedes has broken ankle: Report

May 20, 2019

The Washington Nationals will have one less worry as they take on the New York Mets over the next four days, as outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has broken his ankle, the team confirmed.

Anthony Di Como, the Mets beat writer for MLB.com, first tweeted Monday afternoon about the fracture.

“Yoenis Cespedes fractured his ankle in an accident on his ranch in Florida,” he wrote.

BREAKING: Yoenis Cespedes fractured his ankle in an accident on his ranch in Florida. No more info for now. Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 20, 2019

The Mets confirmed the injury at a press conference shortly afterward as general manager Brodie Van Wagenen told reporters the accident resulted in multiple fractures in one of his ankles.

“He had a violent fall in which he stepped in a hole and put his leg and foot in a difficult position,” he said.

There was no immediate indication from the Mets on how long they expect to be without Cespedes, a formidable offensive force for them.

In 38 games so far this year, Cespedes has 9 home runs and 29 runs batted in a pace for 30 home runs and more than 100 RBIs over a season. He is batting .262 with an .821 OPS.

The Mets host the Nationals for a four-game series in New York starting Monday night.

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