Yoenis Cespedes says he won’t opt out of contract

Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes says he will not opt out of his contract after the season.
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New York Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes says he will not opt of his contract after the season, he told the Bergen Record’s Matt Ehalt.

When asked if he will play out all three years of his current contract, Cespedes told Ehalt “yes.”

Cespedes signed a three-year, $75 million deal with New York before the season. If he opts out in the winter, he will have pocketed $27.5 million before hitting the open market.

Acquired at the trade deadline from the Tigers in 2015, Cespedes reached 40 home runs faster than any other player in Mets history.

In 98 games this season, Cespedes is hitting .295 with 25 home runs and 64 RBIs.