Brodie Van Wagenen, general manager of the New York Mets, announced that the 34-year-old Cuban will not play again in the 2020 campaign.
The gardener of New York Mets, Yoenis Céspedes, decided to no longer participate in the 2020 season of the MLB, due to concerns about the coronavirus. The franchise revealed that it was unable to contact the Cuban after he was absent in Sunday’s 4-0 loss to Atlanta Braves.
Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen announced: “Until the game, Yoenis Cespedes did not appear at the stadium. He did not contact management with any explanation for his absence. Our attempts to contact him were unsuccessful.”
Van Wagenen later revealed that the 34-year-old Cuban had informed the Mets that he would not play again this season, citing the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for the decision. In this way Céspedes’ stay in the New York team ends, since he will be a free player when the season ends.
“We support the right of all players to make this kind of decision. This is a challenging time for everyone. It was surprising, without a doubt. We have to move forward and not allow anything to stop us from moving forward,” Van Wagenen said.
.@GMBVW addresses the media to discuss Yoenis Céspedes’ decision to opt out of the 2020 season.
– New York Mets (@Mets) August 2, 2020
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