Yoenis Cespedes playing things safe, to ramp up baseball activities Sunday
Yoenis Cespedes has been dealing with a sore left shoulder which forced his removal from Wednesday’s game against the Cubs.
On Thursday, Cespedes received a cortisone shot and was instructed to rest for 24 hours before resuming baseball activities.
But he did not participate in baseball activities during the club’s workout at Citi Field on Saturday, and said after the game he was simply playing things safe to ensure he is 100 percent ready for the start of the World Series on Tuesday against the Royals.
“I thought I probably could have done a lot more today, but I didn’t want to push myself,” Cespedes said through an interpreter at Citi Field on Saturday. “I want to give myself another day before I really start doing stuff again.”
Cespedes said he may have injured his shoulder doing pushups on Wednesday, downplaying the notion he injured his arm playing golf in Chicago before the game.
“I don’t usually do push-ups, and those two days we were there, I was doing push-ups because I didn’t have the gym and I couldn’t do other workouts,” Cespedes explained.
Cespedes plays golf before games on a regular basis. He was depicted playing a round of golf in Chicago on Wednesday morning, hours before he reported to Wrigley Field.