The nightmare season for the New York Mets continued this morning. Yoenis Cespedes needs season-ending surgery.
In reality, most Mets fans had to figure the 32-year-old two-time All-Star was going under the knife at some point. He's been on the DL for much of this season, and it was recently revealed that he has a chronic heel condition that would eventually require surgery.
The Mets announced this morning that Cespedes will actually undergo two surgeries on his ailing heels. His estimated recovery time is 8-to-10 months, which would put his 2019 season in jeopardy.
It stands to wonder why the hell the Mets even tried to have Cespedes rehab and play in a lost season if he needed to have this done. But the organization hasn't exactly been known lately for its sensible medical decision-making.
Cespedes still has two years remaining on his four-year, $110 million contract. One of those years might be spent recovering from these procedures, and who knows how effective he will be when he does get back.
In 38 games this season, Cespedes hit .262 with nine home runs and 29 RBI. He was limited to 81 games last season by injuries as well.
The Mets will play the San Diego Padres at 12:10 p.m. ET today.