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The reason why Yoenis Céspedes has been underperforming in recent games

Who would have thought this!

Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes | AP

The Mets are having an impressive start of the season, as they are currently with a record of 8-1 and at the top of the National Lague East against over the favorites Washington Nationals. One of the key players of the Mets early success is Yoenis Céspedes, who has appeared in key moments of recent games.

 

 But despite this, it looks like the Cuban has been playing through illness and it's not at 100%, as New York's skipper, Mickey Calloway told to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. According to the reporter, Céspedes has flu-like symptoms and has been playing through this illness in recent games.

 

Calloway said:

He feels good enough to play... He wasn't hesitating ... so he's going to go out there and play

In the last three game, he only has one hit in 15 at-bats with 8 strikeouts. His performance in recent games is a proof that he is struggling with this bug and maybe Callaway will need to give him a rest until he is fully fit to play.

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