Mets, Yoenis Cespedes agree to 2020 salary adjustment
Yoenis Cespedes won’t be making as much as he originally expected to in 2020 after he renegotiated his salary with the New York Mets.
According to various reports, Cespedes and the Mets have renegotiated his deal to reduce his salary from the $29.5 million he was originally owed.
Yoenis Cespedes and the New York Mets have agreed on an amended contract, a source tells ESPN. While he remains with the team, the settlement significantly lower his salary from the planned $29.5 million.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 13, 2019
According to Andy Martino of SNY, the renegotiation stems from the Mets having a credible grievance after Cespedes fractured his ankles in an accident on his ranch last May.
It is related to his ranch injury. He wouldn’t be taking less unless there was a case against him related to that. https://t.co/c4ZQB9y4yA
— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) December 13, 2019
2020 is the final year of the four-year contract Cespedes signed with the Mets. While he’s put up his usual power numbers, he’s played in only 119 games over the previous two seasons due to various injuries. It’s unclear if he’ll be ready for Opening Day as he continues to recover from the ankle injuries.