Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes leaves game after fouling ball off leg
Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday after hitting a foul ball off his leg in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Cespedes finished his at-bat after he was injured, popping out to shortstop with the bases loaded. Juan Lagares replaced him in centerfield when the Mets took the field defensively in the top of the seventh.
X-rays on Cespedes’s leg were negative, Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports. He only has a contusion and is considered day-to-day.
Cespedes, acquired at the trade deadline from the Tigers, helped power the Mets offense in the second half of the season with 17 home runs in 57 games for New York. He is batting .235 with two homers and eight RBIs in the postseason.
Cespedes has also been dealing with a sore shoulder that caused him to leave Game 4 of the NLCS last week.
- Dan Gartland