February 15, 2019 – Spring Training Update

It’s that time of year. 

Everyone has arrived in sunny Port St. Lucie, and they are ready to start preparing for the 2019 season.

You have some questions so let’s see if we can find some answers!

YOENIS CÉSPEDES

Yoenis Céspedes des, recovering from heel surgery, said he feels like he will return in three months. He will begin throwing next week. No timetable on when the slugger will start hitting.

Céspedes said that, even though he’s not close to 100%, he already feels immense relief in his heels. Mentioned that he used to have trouble walking when he would first wake up.

Cespedes added that when he does return, he wants to be at 100 percent. Compared desired health to how he was feeling in 2015.

JEFF MCNEIL

Callaway said he watched Jeff McNeil take flyballs off the bat today in the outfield and said he has great instincts out there.

MICHAEL CONFORTO

Michael Conforto in interview with WFAN’s Joe Benigno says that he underestimated how long it would take to recover from his shoulder injury, but says he feels great about 2019.

Sounds like the Mets are planning on giving Michael Conforto many of his reps in right field this spring, to accommodate Jeff McNeil, who will play mostly left. If McNeil is in the starting lineup, that means an outfield of him, Brandon Nimmo and Conforto from left to right.

 

 

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