Good Lord: The Mystery Yoenis Cespedes Injury Was Caused By a Wild Boar

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Good Lord: The Mystery Yoenis Cespedes Injury Was Caused By a Wild Boar

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The Mets and Yoenis Cespedes recently came to an agreement on his contract going forward – like, how much of it he gets to keep following a mysterious ranch injury, suffered last year while recovering from surgeries on both of his heels.

Knowing that MLB contracts are guaranteed and backed by an incredibly strong union, the fact that Cespedes agreed to give back some of his money and reduce the future money on his deal told everyone that his injury was definitely something extraordinary.

Sure enough … IT WAS A WILD BOAR:

 

Apparently the wild boar are a problem at Cespedes’ ranch, and one of them directly led to his ankle injury – read the Post’s account for the particulars. Suffice to say, “engaging” with a wild boar is the kind of activity prohibited by player contracts because they involve substantial risk of injury. Hence, the contract issues. We’ll see what Cespedes, now 34, is able to contribute to the Mets this year, coming off hamstring, heel, and ankle injuries that have limited him to just 119 games since 2016.

My God. Those feral hogs … you have to watch out. (Seriously.) Stay safe out there.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.