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Yoenis Cespedes considering surgery that would keep him out 8-10 months

Yoenis Cespedes Mets

Yoenis Cespedes returned to action on Friday night for the New York Mets after missing more than two months with hip and quad issues. But those aren’t his only problems.

Cespedes says the root of his problems is a calcification issue in both of his heels. These issues have bothered him for years. There is a surgery that could fix it, but the problem is the operation would knock him out 8-10 months.

Cespedes is making $29 million per season through 2020, so the Mets wouldn’t be thrilled about losing him for a bulk of that period due to surgery recovery. On the other hand, they would probably be just as frustrated seeing him miss time and underperform due to nagging injuries, which he’s endured over the past two seasons.

Cespedes has a .790 OPS this season. Prior to this year, his lowest OPS for a season with the team was .884.

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