New York, EE.UU. /
On Sunday, New York Mets reported that the Cuban player, Yoenis Céspedes, was absent without permission from the game against the Atlanta Braves in the Major Leagues and had not been located, but now it is known that the player did not come because He decided give up the 2020 Season for fear of the coronavirus.
Away for practically two years from Major League Baseball for heel and ankle problems, Cespedes was scheduled to start Sunday at the Mets-Braves that finished 0-4 for Atlanta, remembering that on Saturday he was on the field with a performance in which he was unstoppable in his four at-bats.
“Yoenis Céspedes did not report to the stadium today, did not contact management with any explanation for his absence. Our attempts to contact you have been unsuccessful“the Mets reported at first.
Later, the same team of New York announced the final discharge for the rest of the year for Céspedes, who accused of being “frightened” by the pandemic, however, Mets They criticized their player for “not giving advance notice of this decision and worrying the world of baseball about his whereabouts.”
The Cuban slugger, former player of the Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers, has been chosen twice for the All-Star Game (2014 and 2016) and was winner of a Gold Glove in 2015.
The unexcused absence of Lawns is the latest incident in a turbulent start to the season in MLB, marked by the serious impact of coronavirus pandemic that forced the suspension of more than fifteen games.