Mets Can’t Find Yoenis Cespedes After He Fails To Report To Stadium For Braves Game [Updated]

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UPDATED: As first reported by Rich MacLeod of Transition One, Cespedes has opted out of the season.

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes failed to report to the ballpark for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta.

The team issued a statement saying they “do not know where Cespedes is and that attempts to contact him have been unsuccessful.”

Team statement: “As of game time, Yoenis Céspedes has not reported to the ballpark today. He did not reach out to management with any explanation for his absence. Our attempts to contact him have been unsuccessful.”

First pitch for the Mets and Braves was at 1 p.m. ET.

The team released the Cespedes news in the first inning to reporters after Cespedes was not in the lineup.

Not long after, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that “the team does not believe the outfielder’s safety is at risk.”

There is still no word as to whether the Mets organization or Cespedes has spoken yet.

People are wondering how the organization knows about Cespedes safety if they a) haven’t heard from him and b) don’t know where he is and c) why make a statement at all.

According to Rich MacLeod of Transition One Sports, Céspedes opted out of the 2020 MLB season last night.

[via Yahoo! Sports]