Cespedes Out For Season After Undergoing Ankle Surgery

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It's going to be a long time before we see Yoenis Cespedes in a Mets uniform again.

Following Thursday's win over the Nationals, New York announced that Cespedes underwent surgery on his ankle at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York earlier in the day, and is expected to be out for the remainder of the 2019 season. 

The outfielder suffered multiple fractures to his right ankle during a fall on his ranch in Port St. Lucie, Florida, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen announced Monday.

Cespedes has not played since July 2018 after undergoing surgery on both of his heels last year. 

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The 33-year-old, two-time All-Star, whose presence catapulted the Mets to the World Series in 2015, has battled a number of injuries in recent years, including a strained right hip flexor and hamstring and quad injuries.

He has played in just 119 games over the last three seasons.

The Mets signed the veteran to a 4-year, $110 million contract prior to the 2017 season.