05/20 16:04 CDT Callaway stays; Cspedes takes fall, breaks ankle on ranch
Callaway stays; Cspedes takes fall, breaks ankle on ranch
By MIKE FITZPATRICK
AP Baseball Writer
NEW YORK (AP) --- On a hectic day at Citi Field, the slumping New York Mets
have announced they are sticking with embattled manager Mickey Callaway "for
the foreseeable future" --- and sidelined slugger Yoenis Cspedes broke his
right ankle in an accident on his ranch.
Cspedes has been out most of the last two seasons and was recovering from
surgery on both heels. New York had hoped he could return sometime after the
All-Star break, but this latest setback certainly puts Cspedes' entire season
--- and perhaps his career --- in jeopardy.
General manager Brodie Van Wagenen says Monday the team was informed Saturday
night that Cspedes had a "violent" fall on his ranch in Port St. Lucie,
Florida, where the club's spring training complex is located.
Van Wagenen says Cspedes told the team he did not fall off a horse, and it was
too early to speculate how long his latest injury might keep him out. The
outfielder was in New York being examined at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
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