Mets coach posts video of Céspedes taking batting practice

The Associated Press
File-This Aug. 11, 2017, file photo shows New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes, left, following through after hitting a three-run home run as Philadelphia Phillies catcher Jorge Alfaro, center, and third base coach Glenn Sherlock look on during the third inning of a baseball game, in Philadelphia. Cespedes is taking batting practice in his effort to return from a slew of lower-body injuries. Minor league instructor and former Mets player Endy Chavez posted and then deleted video of the 34-year-old Cespedes taking swings Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
File-This Aug. 11, 2017, file photo shows New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes, left, following through after hitting a three-run home run as Philadelphia Phillies catcher Jorge Alfaro, center, and third base coach Glenn Sherlock look on during the third inning of a baseball game, in Philadelphia. Cespedes is taking batting practice in his effort to return from a slew of lower-body injuries. Minor league instructor and former Mets player Endy Chavez posted and then deleted video of the 34-year-old Cespedes taking swings Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is taking batting practice in his effort to return from a slew of lower-body injuries.

Minor league instructor and former Mets player Endy Chavez posted and then deleted video on Tuesday of the 34-year-old Cespedes taking swings. That came a few weeks after general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said he was uncertain whether Cespedes would play in 2020.

Cespedes broke an ankle in May while recovering from surgery on both heels. The injuries have sidelined Cespedes for most of the past two seasons.

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The video showed the right-handed hitting Cespedes taking all-out cuts. Chavez captioned it ''throwing BP to a prospect in recovery.''

Cespedes is entering the final season of a $110 million, four-year contract.

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