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#pounditThursday, August 13, 2020

Yoenis Cespedes says he will not talk to media this year

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Yoenis Cespedes is back with the New York Mets and is expected to play a role this year, but it appears that he’s taking a vow of silence when it comes to the media.

The outfielder was asked for comment during spring workouts Monday, and he blew off the press, stating that he would not talk “at all” this season.

There was certainly no indication why Cespedes felt this way, but the safe guess is he didn’t appreciate the New York media’s reporting about the bizarre ranch accident that cost him all of last season. Such an odd story lends itself well to headlines, so plenty has been written about it. Cespedes has been painted as irresponsible in some quarters for the nature of that injury.

Staying on the field will be key for Cespedes this season. If he can do that and hit a bit, he may be able to silence the critics.

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