More details have emerged regarding Yoenis Cespedes‘ ranch incident from this past May that caused him to miss the entire 2019 season.
According to the New York Post, Cespedes suffered his injury, which involved multiple ankle fractures, at his Port St. Lucie ranch by stepping into a hole following an incident with a wild boar. SNY’s Andy Martino has confirmed the details of the story as well.
The Post reports that Cespedes, who keeps traps set throughout his ranch, stepped into a hole after a boar, which was removed from a trap, “either charged toward Cespedes or startled him…”
According to the Post, Cespedes immediately reported the injury to the team, and officials from the Mets, Commissioners Office, and the MLBPA later visited the ranch to confirm what had happened.
I am pleased to conclude this first business week of 2020 by confirming through sources an NY Post report that Yoenis Cespedes' ranch injury last year occurred during an incident involving a wild boar
— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) January 3, 2020