Cespedes received cortisone injection for wrist injury


After being scratched from Tuesday's spring game with right wrist soreness, star New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes received a cortisone injection and will be be day to day, according to Matt Ehalt of The Record.

"It started bothering me (last) Tuesday, but I felt with the rest day and the day off (Monday) - and I talked to the trainer before that - and I thought with the rest that I had it would be good for today, but it isn't," Cespedes told Mike Puma of the New York Post.

Cespedes also underwent X-rays, which came back negative.

With two weeks until Opening Day, Mets manager Mickey Callaway didn't seem alarmed by the outfielder's ailment.

"It's something he's been battling the last few days, he's had it in the past," Callaway told Puma. "We are just day to day and trying to be cautious with him at this point."

Held to 81 games last year due to leg injuries, Cespedes posted a .292/.352/.540 slash line and still managed to hit 17 home runs. So far in spring, Cespedes has gone 6-for-23 with three homers.

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