Just when we thought 2020 was finally starting to run out of ways to blow our minds, perhaps one of the most unbelievable storylines to date surfaced over the holiday weekend. That might be an exaggeration, but can you really blame us? For any New York Mets fans questioning if outfielder Yoenis Cespedes would ever see the field again, footage emerged of him taking batting practice at Citi Field. You really have press play in order to believe this clip wasn't documented back in 2018, which is the last time the oft-injured veteran appeared in a game for the Mets.
The two-time All-Star famously missed all of the 2019 campaign after fracturing his ankle on his ranch in a supposed incident with a wild boar. In all, he's been limited to just 119 games in three years since signing a four-year, $110 million contract prior to the 2017 season.
The buzz out of Mets camp suggests that Cespedes is motivated to prove that he can still be a reliable player, and his return couldn't come at a better time as the National League will adopt the designated hitter in 2020. There's still a long way to go for the 34-year-old, but at least fans in Queens can sleep tonight knowing that he's back taking cuts at Citi Field.