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Mets' Cespedes has setback during rehab assignment

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is returning to Florida to restart the rehab process after he left a Double-A game Saturday with tightness in his right quadriceps.

Cespedes, 32, had two doubles for Binghamton against Trenton before leaving. Mets manager Mickey Callaway said Sunday that the injury occurred when Cespedes was running out his second double.

Cespedes, hitting .255 with eight homers and 28 RBIs in 37 games for New York before the injury, will return to the Mets' spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Callaway said the Mets consider Cespedes day-to-day. Cespedes has been sidelined since May 13 after playing through pain in his right quadriceps and hip flexor for more than a week, and the Mets entered Sunday's game against the Yankees 8-16 since.

Cespedes, who is in his seventh season in the majors, had been projected to rejoin the Mets on Tuesday.

--Field Level Media