Mets say they can’t reach Cespedes in Atlanta

The New York Mets have not been able to contact Yoenis Cespedes, who did not report to Truist Park for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Braves, according to general manager Brodie Van Wagenen.

“He did not reach out to management with any explanation for his absence,” Van Wagenen said in a statement. “Our attempts to contact him have been unsuccessful.”

Cespedes, 34, was the designated hitter for Saturday’s 7-1 loss to the Braves, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

He was not listed in the original lineup for Sunday’s game, which began at 1:10 p.m. ET.

Cespedes had been out of the lineup for almost two years before Opening Day of this pandemic-shortened season because of a string of injuries to his feet and legs. He had served as the Mets’ designated hitter in eight games this season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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