The New York Mets announced on Monday that outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will be shut down the remainder of the 2017 season due to a right hamstring strain. While they are losing Cespedes, they will be regaining right-handed pitcher Matt Harvey, who is slated to start for the team this upcoming Friday against the Houston Astros.
Additionally, the team announced that third baseman David Wright has been shut down from his rehab assignment and will have an evaluation in New York later this week.
Cespedes was limited to just 81 games this season due to persistent injuries. He tied his career high as he batted .292 during the year, clubbing 17 home runs and driving in 42 runs.
The Mets brought back Cespedes this offseason on a four-year deal worth $110 million, a season after he was named an All-Star for the second time and a Silver Slugger winner for the first time.
Harvey will be taking to the mound for the Mets for the first time since June 14. He has made 13 starts this season for the team, posting a 4-3 record with a 5.25 ERA. He has been on the disabled list with a stress injury to the scapula bone in his right shoulder.
As far as Wright is concerned, he released a statement on Monday, saying, “After playing in a few games, I continued to have shoulder pain. So I decided to go to the doctor and get it checked out. Will make any decisions going forward after my appointment.”