The former member of the Athletics and Tigers sat out the previous three games while dealing with this injury, which caused him to miss the All-Star Game nearly a month ago. There was plenty of talk on Wednesday after Cespedes went out golfing during the day. Mets manager Terry Collins claimed that he had no issue with his outfielder doing that, despite dealing with the sore quad.
The outfielder turned heads in the National League Championship Series last season when he golfed the morning of Game 4. He would go on to exit that game with an injury, but did not point that setback to him playing golf. Cespedes claims that he plays golf regularly throughout the season because it relaxes him.
The Dominican player will have plenty of time to relax and golf for the next couple of weeks, as he looks to heal up an injury that has been around far too long. His only hope is that his team can stay in the NL playoff race until he gets back on the field.